The Independent London Newspaper
25th March 2017

Pete Doherty backs re-launch of Food For All charity shop that feeds area's needy

    Pete Doherty cuts a ribbon

    Pete Doherty cuts a ribbon as shop manager Jennie Matthias and Peter O’Grady, far right, look on

    Published: 6 June, 2013

    ROCK star Pete Doherty helped celebrate the re-launch of the Food For All charity shop in King’s Cross this week.

    The Caledonian Road shop helps raise funds for the long-standing charity, which provides 1,000 hot meals every day for people in need across Camden, Islington and Westminster.

    The shop, Matchless Gifts, relies on donations to help provide food, cooked by Hare Krishna monks. The project also collects food from super­markets, preventing tonnes of waste being sent to landfill every 12 months.

    Doherty is donating profits from a Brixton Academy gig in September to the shop.

    “There has been a 25 per cent increase in homelessness in Camden this year,” he said. “This will surely rise with so many people struggling to stay afloat.”

    Charity director Peter O’Grady said it had been helped by so many people, including Body Shop, in Camden Town, which donated shop fittings when its branch closed. The charity is still looking for donations.



    What better human being to front the opening of such an amazing cause than that bloated sweaty man who looks like he has just been dug up from his grave......

    Is that Peter's "ex" manager I see holding on to the ribbon for dear life either that or it's the Big Issue seller

    Glad to see Peter & Andy Boyd shaking those jowls.

    Well done an amazing cause!

    Good ol Pete! Making sure him

    Good ol Pete!

    Making sure him & all his 'needy' cronies can ponce free food, where's Susie seeing as its a photo opportunity?

    The Wolfman will be a permanent fixture lurking round the doorway sniffing for scraps.......

    Makes Kate Moss proud

    The perfect bunch of

    The perfect bunch of law-abiding citizens to promote this needy cause.


    A great talent and a nice bloke. Love to ya, Peter!

    The Heart of Camden.

    Jennie Mathews is better known as JENNiE from the BELLE STARS who embodied the positive music scene of North London in the 80s. Well done Jennie and Peter.

    that's the amazing JENNIE BELLESTAR (Mathews)

    The BELLESTARS raised all our spirits in the 80s with "IKO - IKO" and other hit songs. JENNIE was and clearly still is a powerhouse of positive energy. She personifies a glorious spirit that emenates across the world from the multi-cultural community in CAMDEN TOWN. STIFF RECORDS, MADNESS, IAN DURY ... Camden has reason to be proud of our music scene. Well done Jennie, Peter and others involved with the charity!

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