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Gift from Stephen Hawking provides special Easter feast

FoodCycle Cambridge served an extra special Easter meal to guests this Saturday, thanks to Stephen Hawking.

The world-famous scientist’s funeral took place in the city on Saturday following his death earlier this month. At the same time, a donation from his family helped to fund FoodCycle’s Easter lunch at Wesley Methodist Church, enjoyed by 50 guests.

Lucy Hawking got in touch with the project to make a donation, so that while the funeral was taking place, people would be sitting down for a hot meal ‘on Stephen’.

A note on tables told guests the meal was “a gift from Stephen”, and they all gave a little cheer for him before they tucked in.

At FoodCycle, we are touched to have received the donation, which will help to provide several meals for guests in Cambridge.

FoodCycle Cambridge collects surplus food from organisations around the city including Booker, Marks and Spencer’s, Radmore Farm Shop, Cambridge Fruit and Veg Shop, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Their venues are kindly donated by Wesley Methodist Church, Arbury Baptist Church and Barnwell Baptist Church.

FoodCycle Cambridge form part of the FoodCycle family, with 36 projects across the country that welcome anyone who will benefit from a nice hot meal and a chat to go along.

All donations are hugely important to help keep us cooking and bringing communities together! If you would like to donate, please click here. 

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