Christ­mas for those in need

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Your Local News - SAM KILMISTER

Those in the com­mu­nity that may suf­fer a dif­fi­cult time at Christ­mas can at­tend a com­mu­nity lunch.

Feild­ing’s St John’s Church Hall will host the lunch on Christ­mas Day, start­ing at 11.30am. Orgnaiser Nigel Ramd­sen says the event is de­signed for those who will be on their own, or for fam­i­lies who would like some Christ­mas cheer.

The lunch will be a tra­di­tional Christ­mas menu, all do­nated by busi­nesses and the com­mu­nity.

There will also be presents for ev­ery­one who at­tends, Rams­den said.

It’s the sec­ond year the event had run. Rams­den said it was typ­i­cally sin­gle par­ent fam­i­lies with chil­dren, wi­d­ows and wid­ow­ers that came along.

The lunch last year fed 100 peo­ple. This year he ex­pected 200.

Tick­ets to at­tend are avail­able from The Sal­va­tion Army, St John’s Church and Manchester House. A fam­ily ticket is $20 re­gard­less of the size of the fam­ily or $5 per adult, and $2.50 for a school-aged child.

The lunch has been or­gan­ised by Makino Ro­tary, Manchester House, The Sal­va­tion Army, and St John’s Church.

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