Hollyoaks star quits TV career to work with on the frontline with the homeless – Latest News


The actress can now be found working as a volunteer coordinator for the homeless charity Barnabus based in Manchester.

Jazmine, 28, who played Esther Bloom on the hit soap opera for seven years, has become a full-time volunteer since leaving the soap.

Hollyoaks actress Jazmine Franks has revealed she has waved goodbye to her television career in order to work on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic

Jazmine has waved goodbye to her acting career to work on the front line

Jazmine has helped supply over 40,000 meals since the lockdown was implemented

The actress has been assisting a team of 10 volunteers from the kitchen of the Church of the Apostles and St Cuthbert’s in Miles Platting, providing over 200 meals per day to people who have secured temporary accommodation.

Since hanging up her acting boots following a stint on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, Jazmine Franks has taken on a new career.

Following the UK being placed in lockdown in mid-March, Jazmine has been working on the frontline preparing meals for rough sleepers on the streets of Manchester.

“It’s been a mammoth task but it’s one of those summers that I’ll look back on and remember. It’s restored my faith in humanity.”

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Jazmine said: “Every day we’re providing muffins and teacakes for breakfast, sandwiches, fruit and crisps for lunch and for gammon steak and a hot evening meal such as gammon or sausages.

In the past three months, the charity has provided over 40,000 hot meals – also supplying vegetarian food for those who need it the most.

She has been assisted by chefs from the cities restaurants including Alberts Schloss and Gorilla who cook, pack and deliver the meals.

Thanking the city for their continued support during the crisis, Barnabus said: “Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

“It has been quite a journey and I’m sure that everyone is looking forward to returning to Bloom Street as we move forward to reopening our Beacon drop-in centre, but we will never forget the spring when we cooked 40,000 meals.”

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