On Saturday, people gathered to say goodbye to the reputable scientist Stephen Hawking. On his last days on Earth, he decided to leave one last gift for those in need. Therefore, 50 people from Cambridge, UK who couldn’t afford food received a special meal for the Easter weekend. This event was described as a gift from Stephen.
The Hawking family wanted to help the poor
Since Stephen Hawking’s funeral fell right in the Easter weekend, his family wanted to do something special. This is how they thought of the gift from Stephen to help the hungry have a good time around the holidays. They donated money to a charitable organization called FoodCycle that, in return, had to prepare a special Easter meal for poor people.
FoodCycle prepared the food, as well as the decorations for the special meal. Then, it allowed the guests to pay their respects to the late scientists, and thank his family for their generosity. This charitable organization is well-known for preparing weekly meals for the poor, near a church in the center of Cambridge.
They left a gift from Stephen on his funeral day
Stephen Hawking died on March 14th, but his funeral took place this Saturday, at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge. Since it happened in the same day when FoodCycle prepared their meals, the Hawking family came up with the idea of the gift from Stephen.
When asked about it, they declared they wanted to do something special. The event should be something to support the local community, and to offer a helping hand to those in need. Therefore, an Easter meal for the poor in memory of Hawking was the perfect gift from Stephen.
Stephen Hawking has been cremated, and his ashes are going to be buried in a special place in Westminster Abbey. This place will be somewhere near the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. The burial should take place later this year, during the ceremony for Thanksgiving’s Day.
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