The story might well have ended there, with John going home hungry, and hoping he can borrow a few pounds to feed his cat. Luckily, someone from the 'Biscuit Fund' were listening in. This is a group of anonymous philanthropists who donate money to those most needy ( http://biscuitfund.org/)
John received £100 and was taken to the local supermarket to get some shopping and pay his electricity bill.
Now he can search for work and hopefully not get sanctioned again.
The donator from the 'Biscuit Fund'? Well his name was Mr. 'Gary Baldy'!
To listen to the pod cast with "John" and Tony's other guest on Monday, Michelle, click below:
Warning it is emotional!
Chat with "John" 3rd June, 2014