Taksal members hand out food to the elderly on Christmas Day.

  • thehaveringdaily.co.uk

Staff at the Havering Daily joined members of the Take A Knife Save A Life charity to hand out free meals to the elderly who were on their own on Christmas day.

Tapestry, a Hornchurch based charity, look after the elderly in Havering and this year were unable to host a Christmas ‘get to together’ due to the Covid restrictions. Instead, food was taken to their houses so that no one went without a hot meal over the Christmas period.

Father Christmas aka Robert Dean on route to deliver hot meals.

Taksal founder Stephen Gowers and administrator Robert Dean spent Christmas day visiting the elderly to cheer them up with some festive spirit and deliver one hot meal for Christmas day and a cold meal for Boxing day. The team made their way across Havering with a a ho ho ho and a Father Christmas hat and beard to put a smile on the face of every elderly person they saw.

Robert Dean handing out hot meals.

Due to the tier 4 restrictions, the volunteers remained on the doorstep but were still able to sprinkle some Christmas magic to our elderly residents.

Robert Dean and Stephen Gowers outside of Tapestry in Hornchurch.

Tapestry are an amazing charity who look after our elderly residents who are often alone and with no family. Taksal staff are great community heroes who are always on hand to help those in need across Havering and now Clacton as well.

Volunteer Ross Elliott delivering some festive spirit.

Well done to all for making this a fantastic day!

Robert Dean outside of Tapestry.

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