Bur­glary vic­tims get spe­cial fes­tive lunch

Po­lice put on tasty event for vic­tims of break-ins

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PO­LICE put a smile on the faces of some spe­cial guests at a Christ­mas party.

Many of the peo­ple sit­ting down to lunch at Yiewsley and West Dray­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last week had suf­fered a bur­glary in the last year.

Oth­ers just needed to get out of the house and en­joy a bit of so­cial­is­ing.

The an­nual lunch or­gan­ised by Hilling­don Po­lice is sup­ported by bor­ough busi­nesses and Heathrow Com­mu­ni­ties Trust, which makes small grants to com­mu­nity groups.

After be­ing driven to the cen­tre in Har­mondsworth Road, West Dray­ton, guests were treated to per­for­mances by the choir of St Matthew’s CE Pri­mary School of High Street, Yiewsley, a ma­gi­cian and bal­loon mod­eller, then PC Ash­ley Web­ber broke out into song.

After a buf­fet lunch, Fa­ther Christ­mas dropped by and there was a raf­fle, then, goodie bags in hand, all the guests were given a lift home.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Fiona Collins, one of the or­gan­is­ers, thanked those who had helped make the day a suc­cess and who had do­nated in cash or kind.

She said. “It’s a lot of hard work and a lot of peo­ple put a lot of ef­fort into it.”

n PARTY TIME: PCs Andy Hine and Ian Scott with par­ty­go­ers

Photo by Chris Berry www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201411291

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