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Free Christmas meal on offer for older Fazeley residents

Turkey being carved. Pic: Jessica Spengler

Turkey being carved. Pic: Jessica Spengler

Older people in Fazeley are being invited to a free Christmas lunch.

A number of local groups have come together to host the event from noon to 3pm at Fazeley Town Hall on December 21.

Around 100 people are likely to be catered for after the free event was suggested by Mile Oak Assistant Scout Group Leader John Cunnington, and Gemma Bailey from Mile Oak Sea Scouts.

Gemma’s sister, professional cook Launa Bailey, will be head chef on the day. She will be leading a small team who will be making a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, followed by trifle or chocolate log. Young people from Mazeley Youth Club will be lending a hand to help serve the meal.

The meal will be topped off by carols from the Mile Oak Sea Scouts.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“This sounds like a wonderful event. It is a great example of local groups and agencies working together to offer older members of their community a festive treat. Well done to John and Gemma for thinking up this lovely idea and a big thank you to everyone who will be helping out on the day.”

The 100 spaces are being offered on a first come first served basis. However, bookings will not be taken until tomorrow (December 13) 2010 and only four places can be booked at a time.

The event is open to people who are 65 years of age or more and live in Fazeley, Mile Oak, Bonehill or Drayton Bassett. To book, call Lucie Broad, Community and Development Worker for Lichfield District Council, on 01543 308218.

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