Knights to the rescue as 130 Christmas dinners served up
FESTIVE CHEER MEALS-ON-WHEELS DELIVER TO THE NEEDY
FOR MANY elderly, house-bound people, or those who have simply fallen on hard times, an otherwise bleak Christmas was saved by some Knights in shining armour once again this year, the Knights of Columbanus having served dinners to over 130 diners.
The annual drive to get food to the needy was undertaken in Bray, Greystones ad the surrounding areas by the Knights with help from friends and the Bray Lions Club.
Organisers said that it was thanks to the marvellous generosity of the people of Bray that they were able to deliver the Christmas Day dinners.
The meals, consisting of turkey, ham, pudding, Christmas cake, mince tarts, chocolates, beverages and more were brought to elderly people living alone and to needy families in the Bray area.
The dinners were cooked and prepared by retired chef and active Knight Billy Burke with the assistance of his wife Marie and sons. Facilities were kindly provided again this year by the Meals on Wheels Association at their premises on the Killarney Road.
Billy and his family have been taking on the task for the last number of years, spending Christmas Eve and morning preparing a mouthwatering feast for those who need it most, and setting a heartwarming example of the true seasonal spirit of kindness and goodwill.
The Knights, an order of Catholic laymen, have been providing this service for a number of years and are very grateful to all who have contributed to their church gate collections in the four Bray parishes and to their recent collection at Tesco. Fund raising has been underway since November for the Christmas dinners.
Seán Sheehan, Bill and Marie Burke preparing the dinners on Christmas Eve.