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Volunteers deliver free meals to those in need on Christmas Day

Volunteers during one of their festive visits. :: SUR
Volunteers during one of their festive visits. :: SUR
  • Elderly residents who live alone also benefited from the company of people giving up their time

A team of volunteers helped dish out some Christmas cheer by delivering free meals to those facing the day alone.

Louise Jones and her family led a team of 10 volunteers to deliver 33 festive dinners to people who otherwise wouldn't have had a meal.

The food was given to the elderly, single mums and homeless people from Alcaidesa to Estepona.

As well as dishing out the food, volunteers also spent their time with the elderly to make sure they were not alone on Christmas Day.

As reported in SUR in English just before Christmas, the idea was the brainchild of Louise's seven-year-old son.

Louise, 38, a personal trainer, who is originally from near Manchester and now lives in Guadiaro, told SUR in English: "It just felt amazing to be honest. The biggest thing for me was that my son was seeing something nice and taking time out from his Christmas Day to do something for others.

"It taught him that there are people less fortunate than him and that we've got to help them. It made him humble that he had all these toys and lives in a lovely house."

As a result of the story being published in SUR in English, a number of volunteers came forward to donate their time.

Food, including two chickens from the Rose and Thistle pub in Duquesa Port, was also donated by a number of people to the cause.

Louise, who runs the Fate Food Deliveries company with her husband, who is a professional chef, added: "It's something that we are going to do once a month going forward, delivering 10 meals a month to homeless and the elderly.

"So if anyone wants to volunteer or donate food, please get in touch."

For more information contact Fate Food Deliveries on Facebook or email Louise on Fatefooddeliveries@gmail.com