Group Gifted £6,000 Of Food Orders For Homeless Using Wetherspoon App
A group amassed £6,000 ($7,693) worth of food for the homeless by playing 'Wetherspoons the Game'.
The game was played at The Richard John Blackler Wetherspoon pub in Liverpool last night (Monday 3 March) and it is thought enough orders were placed to feed 400 people.
The event was organised by a group which on a monthly basis visit different Spoons across the country before sharing their table number on social media. Followers of the group are then invited to place orders on behalf of the table using the Wetherspoon app. The meals are then boxed up and distributed among homeless people with the help of local charities.
Thanks to the generosity of strangers, a huge amount of food was gathered in just two hours - though this did mean it was quite a stressful night for staff.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, organiser Chris Illman said: "It was absolutely amazing, we couldn't cope with the amount of food being sent over to our table.
"The bleeper in the pub that goes off every time a food order arrives was annoying everyone in the pub because it was going off all the time.
"The staff were brilliant and they were prepared for us, but they were still very stressed because of the sheer volume of food being ordered to our table - it was just brilliant.
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"At one point we crashed the screen in the pub that shows orders, it just couldn't cope."
I suppose the screen's suffering was a small price to pay really, considering how many people got their hands on a free pizza last night.
Chris added: "We mainly asked people to order pizzas, they are the best thing as people can eat them hot and cold and they are really nice.
"We were really grateful to all the charities, hostels and organisations that then helped us to deliver the food to the homeless in the city, everyone was buzzing.
"We knew we would have a good night in Liverpool - it was brilliant."
Top work one and all.
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