“Providing a meal for people who may otherwise spend Christmas Day on their own has proved to be a most worthwhile and enjoyable experience – last year we provided meals for over 43 people some of whom have already contacted me asking if they can come this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed this social event, but it does take a lot of planning. I am happy to organise it but I will need a band of volunteers to help me pull everything together at this busy time of year. Whether it is shopping for groceries, setting up the room, laying tables, spending an hour preparing stuffing or vegetables on the morning of Christmas Eve, cooking, welcoming people on Christmas Day or simply loading the dishwasher after the meal, every offer of help will be gratefully received.
This year we will need to charge a nominal fee of £5 to go towards the cost of the food but if anyone feels able to assist with a small financial donation we will be able to continue providing all the trimmings that help make it such a festive event. Please contact me in the church office if you are willing to help in anyway 01823 330812 Ext 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.”