Stephen Hawking’s final gift to the world: Legendary physicist brings his fans to tears as he pays for a massive Easter meal for fifty homeless people in Cambridge on the day of his funeral
-Professor Stephen Hawking’s final act of kindness carried out before his death has been revealed by charity
-As the physicist’s funeral took place on other side of Cambridge, an Easter lunch was held for the homeless
-A note, signed by ‘the Hawking family’, was left on the tables and told the 50 guests was ‘gift from Stephen’
-Organisers of the event said that diners ‘had a little cheer in honour of Stephen Hawking before tucking in’
-Charity revealed to MailOnline that Prof Hawking’s daughter Lucy got in touch directly to offer their support
Thousands of people lined the streets for his funeral to pay their respects and celebrate his incredible achievements.
But elsewhere in the city of Cambridge, the professor’s final gift was being delivered to people in need.
The world-renowned physicist paid for a huge Easter meal, complete with decorations and flowers, for homeless people in the city.
Flowers were left on all the tables with a note reading: “Today’s lunch is a gift from Stephen. From the Hawking family.”
More than 40 people attended the meal, which was held at Wesley Church.
Guests and volunteers posted photos of the beautiful spread on social media, and the generous act has brought people to tears.
FoodCycle Cambridge said: “We’re so grateful to the Hawking family for their generous donation so we could give our guests an extra special Easter meal yesterday.
“We had a little cheer in honour of Stephen Hawking before tucking in.”
Volunteer Caroline Lenoury added: “An extra special and emotional Easter lunch at Foodcycle Cambridge today.
“For Stephen Hawking’s funeral, his family made a generous donation and told us lunch was “on Stephen”.”
Cambridge FoodCycle provides regular free meals for people in need using donated or unused food.
It has been running since 2010 and is run by a team of committed volunteers.
There are 36 other FoodCycle projects across the UK.
Professor Hawking passed away peacefully at his Cambridge home on March 14 aged 76.
His funeral was held at Great St Mary’s Church, which is part of Cambridge University.
The church bell tolled 76 times as his coffin arrived – once for each year of his life.
During the service actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything, read from Ecclesiastes 3.1-11.
His ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey later this year, near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.
At the time of his death his children Lucy, Robert and Tim released a statement which read: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.
“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
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