A woman who hosted 130 people for Christmas dinner in an attempt to combat “festive loneliness” said the day was “awesome”.
Mo Fayose invited anyone alone on Christmas Day to come to her house, but there was so much demand she had to hire two venues in Nottingham.
The mental health student nurse funded the events herself spending between £2,500 and £3,000.
She admitted that the idea was “a bit mad”.
However, she said her Christmas present was the happiness of seeing everyone smiling.
“I must admit it was awesome because it was diverse; we even had a few homeless people in there as well,” she said.
“As a mental health student nurse I find that there’s festive loneliness and that got me thinking that we could bring people together.”
The mother-of-two said she had experienced loneliness in the past herself.
She said she had “been through it all” in life, including the breakdown of her marriage and …