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Christmas on wheels

Thursday, 23rd December, 2010

Meals on Wheels volunteers Jonas Pedergnana (10) and Ray Douglas delivering the last of the Christmas meals yesterday Meals on Wheels volunteers Jonas Pedergnana (10) and Ray Douglas delivering the last of the Christmas meals yesterday

Meals on Wheels spread some Christmas joy to elderly locals yesterday with the delivery of Christmas dinner. 

Fifty-two people were treated to a roast meal, plum pudding with brandy sauce, ice cream, a drink and a cake that was donated by the BH CakeDecorators Association.

Meals on Wheels has been giving a free Christmas meal to its clients for more that 50 years and they were always appreciated, said to Acting Supervisor Christine Jones.

Committee member Lillian Cox said their clients "love it". She said they will sometimes put off going away for Christmas for a day or two until they receive their meal.

"It's just about putting something in to the community," Mrs Cox said. Eleven volunteers worked yesterday to get the meals cooked and ready to go and eight volunteers delivered them.

Mrs Cox and Mrs Jones said that Meals and Wheels could always do with more volunteers. The service is now closed for Christmas and New Year and will reopen on January 4.

The Cake Decorators' Association donated 80 fruit cakes and the Rotary Club paid for the ingredients. Secretary Carol Murray said the cakes were Always popular.

The partnership has been running for about 17 years and in that time more than 420 cakes have been made, said treasurer Joyce Harris.

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