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He would like to encourage people to ring ahead if they are coming, so they have an idea of numbers, but people can still just turn up on the day.
A driver and courtesy van from Baigent Motors has been provided to transport those who can’t get to and from the venue. Those wanting to use the service should ring the day before.
They are never short of volunteers, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t get involved.
‘‘If anyone wants to come and experience serving, then we would love to have them. It’s the old saying of, many hands make light work.’’
He says those who partake in the lunch are from all walks of life, families, individuals and grandparents and their grandchildren.
‘‘The people I would like to have come are kids on the fringes, who just want somewhere to spend the day, who for whatever reason can’t be at home. They would be very welcome.’’
The meal finishes at about 2.30pm, followed by tea and coffee. Turner says people are welcome to stay as long as they like.
All inquiries should go to Mary Lasenby on 888 5100.
The Community Christmas Lunch will be held again this year.