Student raises the roof for city’s homeless

Published on: 01 Aug 2016


A KINDHEARTED catering student has inspired a top Michelin Star chef to help raise money for Bristol’s homeless.

As part of his college course at City of Bristol College, Kyle Snailham made a delicious quiche but instead of eating it, he gave it to a homeless man who was living rough near his home in Staple Hill.

This simple act inspired top chef Josh Eggleton to host a meal with Kyle and other City of Bristol College students to raise money for The Bristol Soup Run Trust.

The meal, call Food for Roofs, raised more than £1,000 for the trust.

Kyle, 15, who is studying Skills for Catering at the college, made an impact with his simple gesture of kindness. 

Andrea O’Brien, Skills for Life lecturer, said: “When most young people cook dishes at college, they take their delicious efforts home to their family to show off their hard work. After cooking a quiche, Kyle told me that he had given his food to a homeless man who was sleeping on the streets near where he lives.” 

Adrian Kirikmaa, restaurant manager at City of Bristol College said: “We always welcome an opportunity to encourage our students’ passions and Kyle’s enthusiasm around helping the homeless is infectious. This event allowed students to get involved in something that will have a positive impact on the city’s homeless and we’re delighted that we raised so much money for the Bristol Soup Run.”

The Bristol Soup Run Trust was founded 30 years ago and operates purely on volunteers and donations. To donate to the charity, email

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