VIDEO: Festive feast in Skegness spreads joy for 1,000 pensioners

Guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.
Guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

A Christmas feast for 1,000 pensioners is well-underway, spreading joy throughout the Skegness area.

The third annual Feed 1,000 event is once again being hosted at the Grosvenor House Hotel and is taking place almost daily over two weeks.
It kicked off on Monday with a welcome by Skegness Town Crier Steve O’Dare.

The massive community event has been organised by Glyn Ettridge, a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (the Buffs). Its aim is to try and prevent the loneliness many feel at this time of year and the event is open to pensioners along the coast.
Festive food has been donated by a number of charities and businesses and prepared and served by host Russ Sparkes’ team at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Entertainment is provided after the meal.

Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare welcomes guests to the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare welcomes guests to the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Organiser Glyn Ettridge welcomes guests with Town Crier Steve O'Dare at Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Organiser Glyn Ettridge welcomes guests with Town Crier Steve O'Dare at Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Entertaining the guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Entertaining the guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Entertaining the guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.

Entertaining the guests at the Skegness Feed 1,000 Christmas meal at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Skegness. Photo: Julie Sadler.