The Night Kitchen Swindon celebrated Christmas in style after donations flooded in following a burglary of the group’s supplies.

The voluntary organisation provided Christmas dinner for 50 homeless people on Thursday, which included Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets. Presents were also given out.

The garage where the group had been storing their donations was targeted last week and £300 of food, clothing and bedding intended for the homeless stolen.

However donations have flooded in from individuals and local businesses which meant their plans for a Christmas party were not stopped.

Founder and committee member Kevin Maddison said: “We would still have done something for Christmas but it wouldn’t have been as triumphant.

“Tonight was a fantastic evening and it went extremely well.

“By doing what we do, we also lift the spirits of the homeless and help to inspire them to keep their hopes and prayers real. They really love coming by, if not just for a hot meal, cake or drink. But also just to have a chat.

“It really warms one’s heart to know that you’ve made them happy and shown them all that there are still people out there who care,” he added.