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Free Christmas lunch great fun for all involved

This year for the first time a free community Christmas lunch was hosted here at SRWA and it was a huge success enjoyed by all involved.

Organised by Janice Roberts, cooked by SRWA Catering Manager Cheryl Bailey and run by an army of incredible volunteers, the event was aimed at elderly people, single parents or anyone keen for some company.

Organiser Janice said: “This was a very special day for so many people, guest and volunteers. “Christmas day at both venues went really well, everyone went home very happy with full tummies, Christmas presents and a lovely smile on their face.”

The hard work of planning the events began in September, with organisers searching for volunteers and donations to make the days a success. People volunteered to help wrap presents, prepare vegetables and decorate the venues on Christmas Eve while many people also helped out on Christmas Day.

Janice said: “We couldn’t have provided the Christmas lunches to both venues without the support of so many people and organisations. “We would like to thank the local people across Adur who provided all the tree gifts for our guests, decorations, mince pies, crackers, chocolates, wine, soft drinks and so much more. “Your generosity has been amazing, a real sense of community helping for others.”

Janice thanked all the businesses who provided the bulk of the food for both venues free of charge. They were: Bidfood, Loxely Food Service, Brake Bros, Shannnon’s Butchers, GA Brown Green Grocers, Fox Green Grocers in Southwick, the Co-op in Lancing and Shoreham and Sainsbury’s Hove.

A huge well done and extra special thank you goes to the following fabulous students and SRWA Head of Music, Laura Fauvel, who came up trumps with the musical entertainment:

Libby Ayres
Lucy Ayres
Michael Gray
Charlotte Gray
Lauren Godley
Connor Godley
Robert Fellingham
Melissa Fellingham
Bethany Petrie
Daisy Gunton
Lucy Rae
Zoe MacRae

Well done everyone!

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