Dirty Sanchez star steps in to help save homeless centre’s Christmas meal

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Daredevil show star Matthew Pritchard has agreed to serve up the turkey for scores of homeless people

Matthew has volunteered to serve up the turkey for scores of homeless people this Christmas.

And in an act of festive generosity Dirty Sanchez star Matthew Pritchard, a Welsh professional skateboarder, daredevil and TV star, has stepped up to the plate alongside media CEO Sian Gunney.

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‘A better way to spend Christmas’

Speaking to WalesOnline, he said: “I saw the WalesOnline story on Twitter and thought it’d be a great thing to get involved in.

“I’ve done quite a bit of cooking in my time and recently I’ve been getting into it again

“I was meant to be having a normal Christmas dinner with my parents and the family but I thought this would be a much better way to spend my time, helping others who really are in need of a good meal and a cheer-up.

“I went to college to study cooking so I hope they’ll find my food up to scratch.” – ‘Always wanted to do my bit’

Also volunteering to help Pritchard serve up the Brussels sprouts is CEO of Peacock Media Group Sian Gunney.

Sian is a co-founder of FareShare Cymru, an organisation that works with large food chains and charities to ensure food previously thrown away by high street supermarkets is donated to homeless shelters and foodbanks across Wales.

Sian Gunney-Huggard“I already know the Huggard Centre and the amazing work they do, so I was more than happy to volunteer to help out,” she said.

“I know how hard Richard the chief executive works to provide people with food and a place of comfort, so I’ve always wanted to do my bit.

“I’m also good friends with Matthew Pritchard, and people often don’t realise how much work he does for local charities.

“He’s an excellent chef too – and I’m glad that I’ll be able to help him serve up the food.”
Centre ‘flooded with emails’

After seeing the appeal on WalesOnline, Spiros Catering has contacted the Huggard Centre and has offered to help with the catering.

Richard Edwards, chief executive of the homeless centre, said he was delighted with the response from the appeal.

He said: “We’ve been flooded with emails since the story was published yesterday, and we’ve been contacted by a number of chefs who have offered to help us out.

“We’ve also been contacted by a Royal Navy chef serving on HMS Bulwark, He’s used to catering for 200+ hungry sailors!! – who  has offered his time while on leave over the Christmas period.

“It’s great to hear that so many people are wanting to lend a hand.”

 

 

 

 

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