These two cousins have started handing out sandwiches to the homeless from the back of their smart car, and have seen an overwhelming response to their good gesture.
Perry and Lee Stentaford, who live in Crawley, decided to hand out sandwiches for the homeless over the Christmas period after noticing the homeless population when driving around London.
The pair, who own a pest control business serving central London and Surrey, had the idea to make sandwiches and hand them out to the homeless every week in December.
“When on our contracts, we saw a lot of homeless people and we thought it would be a nice thing to do, to help the city” Perry said.
The pair garnered an overwhelming response to their good gesture on their first run on Thursday (December 3) with passers by offering their support and wanting to donate money and food.
“It overwhelmed us at first. At the time, we didn't think much about it, it seemed like a normal thing to do.
“It feels good that people are behind us and supporting us. How the world is going at the moment, it's easy to forget how nice people are and that they will take the time to give us donations.”
The pair realised that they needed to set up a dedicated donation page to help manage all their requests.
Perry started a JustGiving page the following weekend, hoping to raise £1,000 to help their operation and buy the food for the homeless in the city.
The campaign quickly reached the target, which has already reached well over £2300, over 230% what they planned to raise.
“We set up the donation page and it went crazy, we are getting around 10 donations an hour.”
They read every single comment on the page and welcome any donation to help keep their heart-warming campaign running.
The cousins have big plans for the future, but remained tight-lipped on how their operation will expand.
The next stop for the free sandwiches for the homeless will be at Great Marlborough Street on Thursday, December 10.
The Stentaford's are encouraging anyone nearby to help out and support them, this time taking a charity bucket to help with the donations.
“It's going to be much larger this week, we have a wide range of food donated including pie and mash, Christmas food and cake, not just sandwiches!”
If you want to help with the campaign and donate to keep it running, visit the JustGiving page for more details .