Soup Kitchen celebrates 35 years

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate.  Soup Kitchen staff with their birthday cake. EMN-180930-160251009
Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. Soup Kitchen staff with their birthday cake. EMN-180930-160251009
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Peterborough Soup Kitchen celebrated 35 years on Sunday of feeding homeless and disadvantaged people in the city.

The charity started out in 1983 at Westgate church and now provides a hot meal every weeknight, as well as on Sunday afternoons.

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. David MacGregor with his dog Mia getting a check over from  Wood Green staff Carly Stokes EMN-180930-160052009

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. David MacGregor with his dog Mia getting a check over from Wood Green staff Carly Stokes EMN-180930-160052009

Trustee Kevin Dawson said: “It’s become a lot popular - demand has really taken off. We feed 50 to 60 people a night.

“We are now looking towards the next 35 years.”

The anniversary celebration also saw Gurdu Nanak volunteers handing out meals, while animal charity Wood Green gave dogs a check over and hairdresser Michelle Squires cut people’s hair for free. The soup kitchen is looking for more volunteers. To help out, or to learn more about food donations, visit: https://www.peterboroughsoupkitchen.org.uk/.

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. Penny Appeal volunteers  Habiba Shahid, Zahid Bashir, Zuhair Walji and Hadi Walji (front). EMN-180930-160103009

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. Penny Appeal volunteers Habiba Shahid, Zahid Bashir, Zuhair Walji and Hadi Walji (front). EMN-180930-160103009

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. Gurdu Nanak volunteers handing out meals. EMN-180930-160313009

Soup Kitchen 35 years celebration at Westgate. Gurdu Nanak volunteers handing out meals. EMN-180930-160313009