The people of the north east are once again being asked to remember the vulnerable and homeless as winter creeps in and one local businessman is pledging to help The People’s Kitchen feed a friend for Christmas for the fourth year.

Chris Tubman last year raised a staggering £68,325 after thousands of kind hearted north easterners pledged £5 to feed a friend for Christmas, an amount that made a tremendous difference to so many people in need.  Chris, who runs understands that this can be a very stressful time for everyone but more so for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be homeless during the festive period.

The People’s Kitchen have been feeding the homeless and vulnerable of Newcastle for more than 30 years, six days a week and the charity is run entirely by volunteers, no government funding is received and no one is paid for their work. Chris has asked his kind-hearted customers to once again pledge £5 for the cost of a winter meal with all proceeds going to The People’s Kitchen.

“In total, over the past three years we have raised more than £80,000 for The People’s Kitchen and we hope that with the generousity of the public that we can beat last year’s figure, “ said Chris.

“ I’ve always tried to help homeless people in a small way by giving them meals, sandwiches and other food to help them but now that I run, I can reach out to many thousands of people and make a lot of vulnerable people happier this winter and at Christmas in particular.”

Chris’s website is asking people all across the region to give a £5 donation which will go towards a homeless person having a hot three course meal during the winter and festive periods.

David Yellowley, a Trustee of The People’s Kitchen once again welcomed’s generous help.

“Chris is a very important part of our Christmas campaign. Basic needs such as hot meals are taken for granted by many of us and a small donation of £5 will make such a difference to one of our “friends” by providing the cost of a three course dinner. We are very grateful for all donations received from and the work that Chris does fundraising on our behalf.”

To donate the price of a meal please see