Words by Blyth Brentnall
A viral cat, Sigrid, and her human, Travis, have set out on a mission to promote charitable work as part of a Smiley News series. Their first guest: ex-England cricketer Monty Panesar, who volunteers for the food distribution charity, The Felix Project.
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The cat-owner duo meet Monty to distribute food together as part of The Felix Project’s Green Scheme. Volunteers complete predetermined routes, collecting food from various suppliers and then deliver the food immediately to charities in the local area.
While Sigrid sits proudly in her bike basket, Monty and Travis discuss all things cricket and charity. Monty explains cricket rules as well as the important work being done by The Felix Project.
“The important thing is that you don’t want anybody to go hungry. And I think The Felix Project is playing an important role towards helping people,” says Monty.
Watch the full episode here. Later episodes will be released every Tuesday at 12pm till mid-October.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
The Felix Project. They collect fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold and delivers this surplus food to charities and schools. Support them here.
Grow to Give. This charity connects local farmers and hobby growers to donate surplus fresh produce to food banks. Find out how to support them here.
FareShare. The UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, they save good food from going to waste and redistribute it to frontline charities. Find out more.