A donation from the late Stephen Hawking's family meant that a charity was able to feed the hungry while his funeral took place.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Cambridge on Saturday in memory of Stephen Hawking. Actor Eddie Redmayne, who played the scientist in a biopic of his life, The Theory of Everything, delivered a poignant reading of a biblical passage during the service, which was held at the University Church of St Mary the Great.
On the same day, a donation from his family helped fund FoodCycle’s Easter Lunch at Wesley Methodist Church, ITV Newsreports.
Approximately 50 people attended the lunch, and notes on the table read “a gift from Stephen”.
Alex Collis, east of England regional manager of FoodCycle, said Lucy Hawking, the theoretical physicist's daughter, had contacted the charity ahead of time so people could sit down to a hot meal “on Stephen”.