UK-based Nigerian woman, Mo Fayose, who organizes Christmas dinner for lonely people, have been permitted to post flyers in her Nottingham community for the event.
Mo, who is a mental health nurse, has been running the event for three years and they have become so popular that she hires two halls to feed more than 100 people. With about £3,000 of her personal money and donations, Mo pays for the venues, while a team of volunteers cook a three-course dinner.
In an interview with BBC she said she had “been through it all” in life, including the breakdown of her marriage and being blinded in one eye because of a car accident.
She decided to put up posters for this year’s event, so as to get across to people who are not on social media but she was shocked when a Nottingham City Council community protection officer ordered her to remove them.
However, while highlighting that fly-posting is a problem in the city, the council has decided to take no action regarding the posters. Describing Mo’s work as fantastic, the council said it always promotes the importance of looking after each other which includes encouraging people to cook a Christmas dinner for neighbours who may be on their own.
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