Shoppers' spirits were lifted by a 'busk-a-thon' fundraiser to help provide food and a safe place for homeless people.
A range of buskers took turns to entertain people in the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre on Saturday (May 9), raising £1,005.47 for Ealing Soup Kitchen.
There were a range of performers including a group of musicians from Notting Hill and Ealing High School, a children’s string group directed by Neil Latchman, and a children’s choir from St John’s School.
Ealing Soup Kitchen provides food and company for up to 100 people every weekend between 3pm-5pm at St John’s Church, in Mattock Lane.
It is run by volunteers from seven different churches in the borough who organise food on both Saturdays and Sundays.
There is a very social atmosphere and it is a place for people to catch up with friends - both people who provide the food and those who eat it
People also donate clothes, such as winter coats when it gets cold, and a hairdresser occasionally comes in and gives everyone a free haircut.
The Soup Kitchen are always looking for helpers. If anyone is interested, contact: Andrew. firstname.lastname@example.org.