DEAR JOURNAL: THE PEOPLE’S PICNIC “ONE PEOPLE ONE STRUGGLE!” Helping the Homeless & Needy on the Streets of Norwich Community 28/11/2013

Posted: November 28, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Dear Readers,

We would all like to take this time in thanking everyone for all your overwhelming comments and support. As you would have read that Simon has given all the details involved and proof concerning the elderly man who was evicted from his home by a private landlady, which is very true, as Simon has all the proof as he was witness to the eviction. We have endeavored to answer mostly of the comments, with the huge amount of comments running into thousands which we did not expect at all. We are not journalists at all, we are ordinary disabled activists campaigning on the grassroots, telling it as it is in our back streets so to speak and getting the word out where it matters! We get hundreds of emails a day from the sick, disabled, vulnerable in despair asking for help.  As this happens each and every day and the mainstream media refuse to report, as the media in most forms are Torified. But, many of you say Cameron is not to blame, we beg to differ, as it was Cameron, IDS, Osbourne who indeed set in place that the private landlords can do what they wish, and can charge what they like, no matter to the tenant, whether they be sick, disabled, elderly, vulnerable, low paid etc…and they don’t give A’TOS.

There are over 70+ sick, disabled, terminally ill, unemployed, vulnerable people who die each day who drop through the safety nets. They have been pushed into suicide as there is no way out as there money has been cut, with no money for food, no heating, no care, housing benefit caps and bedroom tax, due to the governments cruel welfare cuts, specifically aimed at the sick, disabled, poor, vulnerable people in society right across this country, and thousands upon thousands made homeless due to the dreaded Bedroom tax with no help and support and as Simon says this is happening each and every day right under your noses and in your back streets and back yards. This is why Simon wrote his article, as it is Simon and his amazing team who go out each and every day giving hot meals to the homeless and needy in Norwich, where the elderly man was found homeless after being thrown out of his home. But we all know the story, and the full details as we were all given. Thankfully the man is re-homed by his local council, and The People’s Picnic who work with the homeless each day in the Norwich area, they will be in contact with him and no doubt there will be any further updates if need in The People’s Picnic group on Facebook.

We would also like to take this time to thank Simon and Karen and all those at The Peoples Picnic and their team who do amazing work going out every day feeding the homeless and providing clothes and blankets, more so with the extreme me cold temperatures for all those who need their help on the streets in the Norwich area. In times of universal struggle there is no point looking at the top for answers, we need to start looking in the mirror. We believe its time to converge, unite and take action! This could begin simply with not judging each other so readily, checking on an elderly neighbour, lending a smile or helping a stranger, or for us ‘The Peoples Picnic’ it’s about delivering food to the homeless, less fortunate, less visible but often the most needy amongst us! ONE PEOPLE, ONE STRUGGLE!

Every Tuesday and Saturday at Haymarket Norwich 8:00pm we distribute food to the homeless and needy in the City of Norwich. Making and handing out pasta, sandwiches and other food stuff that have been donated by fellow local residents.

We are looking for donations of blankets, clothes and especially food stuffs which will help us to help feed the ever growing homeless on the streets in our community.

If you wish to donate any winter clothes, coats, scarves, hats, gloves etc…blankets and food stuffs, please contact Simon Farrow or Karen at The Peoples Picnic.

We have had a lot of interest in what sort of food stuff people can donate which is fantastic..
So here is the list of stuff we use regularly, however also will use whatever we get….Bread, butter, cheese, cheese spread, sandwich spreads, eggs, tuna, chicken, ham, bacon, sausages, mince, meat and veg for stews, pasta sauces, noodles, mayonnaise, sausage rolls, cakes, soft drinks, crisps, choccy biscuits, stock cubes, salad stuff and fruit. We were lucky to receive a chest freezer so we can accept cooked, fresh or frozen food items.
Other items such as foil takeaway containers, plastic forks/spoons, re-sealable sandwich bags, dog food, gloves, scarves, hats, sleeping bags are all greatly appreciated.
Money donations can be made via paypal to, every penny counts and goes directly towards food for helping those in need!
.·:*¨¨*:·.Thank you for your support!.·:*¨¨*:·.
.·:*¨¨*:·.You are all AWESOME.·:*¨¨*:·.


          karen says: November 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

The Peoples Picnic would like to state that although we agree with the majority of Mr Simon Farrows account..His views on immigration and foreign aid are his own and not shared by the peoples picnic..We help anyone in need regardless of race, religion or nationality…

With Many Thanks



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