Christmas lunch and festivities for the elderly in South Hornchurch.

Senior members of the South Hornchurch community were invited to the annual Christmas meal held in the Mardyke Community Centre.

Hundreds came to enjoy a lovely Christmas lunch and seasonal festivities put on by organiser Lesley Blowers and volunteers at the Mardyke Community centre in South Hornchurch.

Lesley Blowers and volunteers

Councillors Graham Williamson and Natasha Summers along side Ross Elliott and South Hornchurch Labour Action Team’s Trevor McKeever helped serve the food and provide an afternoon of festive spirit for the elderly in the community.

A three course meal was served by volunteers and a raffle was held which included food hampers, boxes of chocolates and biscuits, as well as a few booby prizes.

Mary with volunteer Ross Elliott, and councillors Natasha Summers and Graham Williamson

Mary who won a snow brush in the raffle told the Havering Daily:

“I come to the Christmas meal every year. The food is lovely and I always enjoy myself. Its fantastic that we have this available to us.”

Although the meal is free, people have the opportunity to donate and all money raised goes directly to next years event.

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