Making muffins for the homeless in Norwich
Making muffins for people living rough on the streets of Norwich was how four-year-old Hope decided to join in the 1000 Hours “revolution of kindness” project from Gateway Vineyard.
So together with dad Marc, Hope spent the morning baking chocolate muffins and then a batch of lemon curd muffins. After picking up brother Joel and sister Esme from school they headed into the Norwich city centre to find some people to give them to.
“Over the course of an hour we scooted around town to find people and everyone we spotted and offered a muffin was very grateful and encouraged that someone so young had wanted to do something kind for them,” said Marc.
“One of the men we spoke with was grateful for the chocolate muffin but also thanked the kids for noticing him and stopping to speak to him when so many grown-ups walk past him like he is invisible. We left realising that the kindest thing we were doing was stopping to say hello to someone dealing with a challenging situation they hadn’t expected to be facing, and that cost nothing at all.
“We managed to give out 15 muffins leaving a few spares for the kids to enjoy too and offer a few to the neighbours at home.”
Pictured top are Joel, Esme and Hope with the muffins and, above, Hope busy making them.