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Stephen Hawking Had One Last Gift To Give After His Funeral
3 weeks ago

The funeral of famed scientist Stephen Hawking took place in Cambridge, England, on Saturday, with around 500 guests attending the ceremony at Cambridge University's Great St. Mary's Church, and hundreds more waiting outside. 

Later this year, Hawking's ashes will be placed in London's Westminster Abbey, alongside those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. 

But the funeral wasn't the last people saw of Hawking. On Monday, FoodCycle, a charity feeding the city's hungry, received a donation from the Hawking family to fund an Easter dinner for 50 guests at Wesley Methodist Church. 

A note on tables told those attending that the meal was "a gift from Stephen," who was given "a little cheer" before diners ate. 

Alex Collis, regional manager of FoodCycle told ITV News: 

"Lucy Hawking contacted me and mentioned that the family would like to make a donation so that while the funeral was taking place people would be sitting down to a hot meal 'on Stephen.'"
"It was a really kind gesture that I think fitted well with the sympathy Prof Hawking felt for people who were having a tough time of things." 
"The meals are open to anyone and there's no need to book or have a voucher - no questions are asked and the meals have a great community feel with groups of difference people who might not otherwise meeting sitting down round a table together." 

Collis explained that the donation was large enough to fund several meals for hundreds of people, so the dinner won't be a one-off. 

"The meals are open to anyone and there's no need to book or have a voucher - no questions are asked and the meals have a great community feel with groups of difference people who might not otherwise meeting sitting down round a table together." 

The meal looked amazing. 

Unsurprisingly, people loved the final gift. 

What an amazing final act.

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