Homeless and emergency service workers’ Christmas Day breakfast

Staff from McDonald's restaurant at Glinton who will be cooking meals for people working on Christmas Day and the homeless. Pictured are Spencer Rollings, Cheryl Carter, Matt Jarrett (the franchisee) , Kelly Lilley and Marcus Dugasse EMN-141224-130117009
Staff from McDonald's restaurant at Glinton who will be cooking meals for people working on Christmas Day and the homeless. Pictured are Spencer Rollings, Cheryl Carter, Matt Jarrett (the franchisee) , Kelly Lilley and Marcus Dugasse EMN-141224-130117009
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Homeless people and emergency services staff enjoyed a warm and tasty breakfast on Christmas Day thanks to the efforts of selfless volunteers.

Every year on Christmas Day morning Matt Jarrett, local McDonald’s franchisee, opens the Glinton restaurant, where staff and management volunteers meet to cook breakfasts.

They are then delivered to the homeless in Peterborough, and also those who work in the local fire stations, police, ambulance and Peterborough City Hospital.

Volunteers have been doing this now for the last eight years and the numbers have grown to around 400 bacon rolls this year.

The food and bottled drinks they deliver are kindly donated by Martin Brower, which is McDonald’s preferred suppliers.

At the beginning of December Cheryl Carter, people manager for the franchise, called all the local shelters who are always waiting for her call.

Cheryl said: “It has become a tradition now and it is so rewarding to hear their grateful comments.”

Matt, who has five restaurants as part of his franchise, promised the tradition would continue for many years to come.

He added: “It’s so easy just to give a couple of hours on Christmas day to others less fortunate before we go and spend time with our families.

“We would like to hear of any other shelters we have not yet made contact with.

“We also wish a Happy New Year to all our customers who visit our restaurants in Stamford, Glinton, Eye Green, Wisbech and Haddon.”