Wainfleet hall’s Christmas lunch plans

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A HEARTWARMING new event has been set up aimed at giving those on their own this festive season the chance to enjoy a meal on Christmas Day, rather than stay at home alone.

The meal is the brainchild of volunteers at Wainfleet Community Hall.

Sarah Scuplholm said: “I just happened to say to my husband one day that it would be quite nice to help people on Christmas Day that might possibly be on their own, and it all went from there.”

And the idea has certainly struck a chord with other kind-hearted residents in and around Wainfleet - with everyone from local school-children to major supermarket coporations chipping in to make the event one to remember.

Sarah added: “We are giving up our Christmas Day to cook for those people and have had very good support from the likes of the town’s rotarians, and Round Table,” she added.

“Lincs Packaging has donated small carrier bags, which we will be using as goodie bags for people to take home.

“And children at Magdalen School have been decorating them.”

The group has also received support from supermarkets such as Tesco and Morrisons, and also from business Scotts Jewellers.

The meal will take place in Wainfleet Community Hall (formerly the OAP Hall) in Rumbold Lane on Christmas Day from noon.

The deadline to buy tickets has been pushed back to December 20.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Good News in Market Square, Wainfleet.