Cake justice for Jonathan
Essex Hockey Club seize opportunity to make 2016 right again after heartfelt Facebook plea.
Last night, one student’s emotional plea to get an apology from the people who stole some of his birthday cake last weekend, led to a university-wide campaign to get #JusticeForJonathan and the outcome was probably the best thing to happen in 2016.
At 9pm last night (Friday 9 December), almost a week after the alleged incident, Jonathan Devaux, a first year Computing and Electronics student, appealed to the members of the Essex Freshers’ Facebook group to find the two women he accused of stealing his birthday cake.
“I didn’t get to blow out the candles because they took [the candles] off and then ran off with their piece of cake”Jonathan Devaux
Jonathan’s following grew rapidly, catching the attention of UEHC 1st Team Captain Josh Houston, who knew something had to be done to right this injustice.
“I was just looking through my phone and saw the post, I thought – we have to do something”
Josh Houston, Hockey Captain 1st Team
Like modern-day Robin Hood and his merry-men, the Hockey Club, led by Captain Josh, President Andy Ball and member Furqan Mohammed marched to Tescos to right the wrongs.
Several hours later, the team surprised Jonathon, and gave him the first full birthday cake he had received in a decade.
Watch the full video below:
If that wasn’t enough, then you can listen to the full podcast interview below.
Thanks to UEHC and Jonathon for bringing us this magical story.