Anyone who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone is invited to join the Gainsborough Christmas Day Lunch committee for a free traditional Christmas lunch and turn what would have been a lonely day, into a memorable festive occasion.
The festive meal will be held on Christmas Day at Gainsborough House, Parnell Street starting with coffee, tea and mince pies being served at 11.00am. To ‘get into the mood’, carols will be sung accompanied by the piano and ‘Santa Claus’ will be distributing presents. Transport to and from the venue can be provided for anyone living in Gainsborough, Lea or Morton who cannot get under their own steam.
The Christmas Lunch is now in its 42nd year and is provided free of charge thanks to generous donations from the local community. If anyone would like to help make Christmas more cheerful for some 40 to 45 people who would otherwise be on their own, donations of any kind would be most welcome. They can be sent to Michael Wragg, the committee chairman, care of Gainsborough House Community Centre, 18 Parnell Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NB. The committee is also looking for car drivers who can help transport our guests to and from the event.
If any reader expects to be on their own and would like to come as a guest, an invitation letter can be picked up on mornings at Gainsborough House Community Centre (01427 811160) or from Michael Wragg by calling 01427 616852. Applications to attend should be returned to Gainsborough House by 11th December. Further information can be obtained by calling 01427 616852 or 07766 744035.