Single mum thought she’d be lonely this Christmas… but ended up fixing dinner for 60!


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A daily living in Greenock organised a free Christmas lunch for 60 foreigners

Taylor Barnes says she dreaded the prospect of spending the day alone with principled her one-year-old daughter, Harper, for company.

The 20-year-old, who grew up in the care methodology, said she feels sad during the festive period as they have no one else to allot the day with. 

So, she organised a free festive dinner in her home town of Greenock for anyone  squander Christmas Day alone.

She said: “I’d been thinking me and my wee girl were growing to be lonely as I don’t really have support.

“I thought it would be great to have a community event to achieve other people who’ll be alone together.”

Ms Barnes, who is studying to be a nurse at West College Scotland, pinned an appeal for help on the internet and was taken aback by the incredible response and provisions she received. 

She said: “It’s been amazing.” 

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Those attending Ms Barnes’ lunch registered homeless people, refugees and elderly men and women

Those attending her lunch at the 134 Steak Household included the homeless, refugees and the elderly.

Thomas Compston, who owns the restaurant along with Laura Essler, explained he was keen to help.

He said: “When I saw Taylor’s post I thought it was a devoted idea, so we provided the premises and Laura and I did the cooking.” 

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