Birmingham New Street Station to host Christmas Eve dinner for up to 200 homeless people.
Birmingham’s New Street Station is set to stage a special Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people.
A section of the busy concourse will be transformed with rows of decorated tables, gift wrapped presents and a sumptuous three-course hot banquet courtesy of Midlands Langar Seva. The guests will be serenaded by carol singers, a DJ and even Santa will be making an appearance before he dashes off to deliver presents to children across the world.
Midland Langar Seva Society, which has won a Queen’s Medal and Pride of Britain award for their work feeding the homeless, will dish up three courses of vegetarian food washed down with non-alcoholic drinks, for around 200 people on Christmas Eve.
Pat Power, Birmingham New Street station manager, said: “We are really looking forward to hosting this event on the station concourse this Christmas Eve. Midland Langar Seva Society do great work nearly every night of the year across the Midlands and beyond, and it’s a pleasure to be able to host this special Christmas treat for the many people they regularly help in Birmingham, by giving them a hot meal and a chance to unwind for a few hours out of the cold.”
Randhir Singh, Midland Langar Seva Society co-founder, said: “We have a Christmas party every year for our service users where we can give them a festive hot meal with a present. But this year the fact that we are being supported by Network Rail means that we can actually have the party indoors and give them the VIP service they deserve. Everyone will be treated to a three-course sit down meal and Santa with a present for all, a DJ and lots of volunteers from both MLSS and Network Rail to make them feel like part of a family. MLSS is very grateful to Network Rail for supporting us with this event.”
The party will take place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Christmas Eve for 200 people.
MLSS is a charity based on the Sikh principle of ‘dasvand’, which involves giving 10 per cent of your time and earnings to help those less fortunate.
Content lifted from Birmingham Live.