It’s terrible to think that on Christmas Day, some people will be without the joy of family and friends, or the comfort of a hot meal.
But one cafe in Liverpool is doing its bit to to help those individuals who often feel like no one in the world cares about them at all.
The Yummys in Knotty Ash will be offering those in need a full English breakfast on 25 December, accompanied by hot drinks, crackers, festive music and mince pies.
The cafe is run by Simon Whitter, who was homeless himself after being placed in care as a child and then spending a number of months living on the streets in Manchester as a teenager.
After opening his cafe just six-weeks-ago, he now wants to do his bit to help those who are living like he used to:
I know what it’s like to sleep rough. There’s lots of reasons as to why people are on the streets. Not all homeless people are druggies. A lot of the time it’s that people simply don’t have anyone to turn to. I haven’t got the facilities to do a Christmas dinner but I can knock out sausages, bacon and beans all morning long.
Despite running the venture out of his own pocket, the 42-year-old is ‘not doing it for any reason other than to give something back’:
I want people to know about it so people have somewhere to come. It’s not the biggest place in the world but it will be cosy. It’s Christmas at the end of the day.
The dad-of-three hopes to be able to give his guests Christmas presents, as well as important items such as hats, scarves and gloves, and you can help by dropping them off at Yummys, open daily until 2pm, or calling 0151 254 2105.