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Leicester's homeless to have Christmas dinner from top chef

Lecturer Ian Bremner to cook for homeless on Christmas Day.

Team members at The Bridge

Some of Leicester’s homeless community will be treated to a specially cooked festive

dinner on Christmas Day at local homelessness charity, The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.

This time of year can be especially difficult without friends or family to spend the festive season with.

This, combined with harsh weather conditions and support limited from our government and charities like The Bridge are more vital than ever.

Ian Bremner, Chef Lecturer at Leicester College, his family and colleagues, and staff from

the charity will be cooking and serving Christmas dinner for up to 50 guests on December 25.

Chef Ian Bremner

Along with a full Christmas dinner, guests will also receive presents from The Bridge supporters, including Amazon and local church groups.

The invite only event will see the community come together on what can be a lonely day for so many.

David Fawcett, Operations Manager at The Bridge charity added: “We’re delighted that Ian and his family are so kindly offering their time and culinary skills to help some of the city’s most vulnerable people.

"It is a particularly challenging time of the year for the homeless community.”

Based on Melton Street in Leicester, The Bridge offers a range of specialist support services to the homeless and rough sleeping community in the city.

The charity's services include mentoring and mental health wellbeing.

There are vast opportunities for local businesses to get involved with supporting the charity.

For 2022 consider partnering with the charity to prevent the growing homelessness in our city.

Help Leicester's homeless by giving them a place to call home next Christmas.


Written by Emily Miller

Emily is a Senior Journalist for Niche Magazine with over a decade of journalism experience. She enjoys going to gigs, visiting galleries and walking in all weathers.


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