Saturday, 19 March 2016

Happy ending for homeless 73-year-old

A homeless 73-year-old woman has been given a place to stay in Chester after a huge response to a post about her on Facebook.

The elderly lady entered The Share Shop in Chester to ask if they had any ‘suspended coffees’ available. They did and the member of staff got talking to her and found out that she had been sleeping in her car with everything she owned since the end of November after being evicted from her home in Northwich.

The Share Shop posted about the lady's plight on Facebook and it was shared over 1,700 times, with the result that Chester Aid to the Homeless came forward and found a flat in the city centre for her.

The Chester Chronicle reported that Adam Dandy, co-founder of the Northgate Street charity shop, said their page was ‘inundated’ with offers to give her a place to stay:

“The response was amazing, I think about 90,000 people have seen the post. As soon as we put it out the page was inundated, we had people offering their spare rooms, money and even for her to have Sunday roast with their families.”

1 comment:

  1. Lovely human story, just shows compassion is alive and well.