Church’s fes­tive din­ner fears

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

Each year, the St Au­gus­tine’s fam­ily put on a Christ­mas din­ner for any­one in the community who can’t af­ford to feed them­selves over the fes­tive pe­riod or those who are alone at that time of year.

But this year, vol­un­teers aren’t sure where the money will be com­ing from to put on the event.

Caro­line Mars­land, Food For Thought co-or­di­na­tor, said:“We’ve got no fund­ing for Christ­mas at the mo­ment. It will still hap­pen but in what form we don’t know.”

Almost 100 peo­ple at­tended last year at the church for Christ­mas din­ner which was funded by the St Ni­cholas Care Fund with 103 peo­ple liv­ing in sup­ported ac­com­mo­da­tion given the in­gre­di­ents to make their own fes­tive meal.

Gifts were also handed out to 100 chil­dren in the community.

Now this year, the project is facing 191017FREE_LUNCHES_005 dire con­se­quences with no funds in place to be able to pro­vide the same ser­vice.

Rev Kenny Macau­lay said:“There’s lots of ap­peals at Christ­mas time from dif­fer­ent char­i­ties but we need peo­ple to think lo­cally when they’re think­ing about giv­ing some­thing at Christ­mas time.

“Char­ity is des­per­ately needed at home and we re­ally need to get that mes­sage out.”

Help­ing hand Rev Kenny Macau­lay, Ghis­laine Kennedy, Jackie Far­quhar, Ricky Kennedy and Caro­line Mars­land

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