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Wednesday 13th November 2019

Glasgow branch of Nando's will feed homeless on Christmas Day

They're asking for donations

A branch of chicken restaurant Nando's has made an incredible gesture by revealing it will be opening its doors to the homeless on Christmas Day.

An image posted to the Facebook page of the Glasgow Waterloo Street outlet, told of their plans.

A sign outside the restaurant reads: "We are planning on opening Christmas Day to feed some of Glasgow's homeless and we'd love your help to provide them with some useful gifts such as blankets, gloves, jackets etc to keep them warm.

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"Please help us fill our bin between now and Christmas Day."

Fans of the eatery were quick to praise them for the gesture.

"Well done Nando's. The true spirit of Christmas!" said one.

Another added: "How wonderful is that!!!!! Great gesture."

"Such a wonderful idea. Well done Nando's. Hopefully other businesses also follow your lead," agreed a third.

A fourth said: "What a lovely idea well done, Nando's."

Nando's is famous for its Peri Peri Chicken (Credit: Nando's)

In fact it would seem the shop has had an overwhelming response as the manager of the establishment later posted his thanks to everyone.

"Thank you so much for all your kind offers of help and support for what we are trying to achieve," he said.

"It is truly overwhelming and with that I am sure we have missed numerous offers and suggestions, so I apologise personally to you if we have missed you."

Well done Nando's. The true spirit of Christmas!

He continued by promising to try to reply to everyone individually.

Chicken for all (Credit: Nando's)

Chicken for all (Credit: Nando's)

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He also added: "Our team have offered fantastic support for us for Christmas Day, it was their idea in the first place!

"We aren't sure yet the legalities of non-staff assisting on the day so for now we will put that on hold but again thank you for all your offers.

"I am meeting with with a number of charities with a lot more experience than myself at all of this so we hope to be able to make the most of all the offers that have been flooding in and really make the most of everyone's kindness and generosity."

Other Nando's restaurants will, at the moment, be closed on Christmas Day.

The store told The Sun: "This is just something we are doing internally at the moment as it's something we wanted to do as a team."

Elsewhere, supermarket chain Aldi has also brightened up Christmas by offering to donate leftover food on Christmas Eve to local charities.

And Asda has also promised to donate £1million to 1500 UK charities as it released it's new Christmas ad.

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