Pitch­ing in for fes­tive cheer

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Vol­un­teers are call­ing for do­na­tions to help them pro­vide a com­mu­nity Christ­mas lunch for iso­lated, lonely or home­less peo­ple.

Brett Hein­rich said or­gan­is­ers were wel­com­ing non-per­ish­able food items as well as cash do­na­tions for the Hor­sham Unit­ing Church Christ­mas Lunch.

“We’re ex­pect­ing more than 80 peo­ple to at­tend the lunch at the Unit­ing Church Hall on Christ­mas day,” he said.

“It’s not just for home­less peo­ple. It’s also for el­derly peo­ple who might live on their own.

“We’re get­ting to­gether to make Christ­mas a nice day for them. I went through a home­less stage of life a few years ago and it can be lonely and iso­lat­ing. Now that I’m back on track I want to do as much as I can to help.”

Mr Hein­rich said peo­ple could take pack­aged or tinned non-per­ish­able food to Hor­sham Unit­ing Church or 5 Rodda Place, Hor­sham.

“What we can’t use on the day we will be give out to peo­ple for free. If any­one wants to do­nate money, they can do so through the church.”

Mr Hein­rich said any­one seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion could get in touch with Hor­sham Unit­ing Church.

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