Burglary victims get special festive lunch
Police put on tasty event for victims of break-ins
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
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