Melton Mowbray Baptist Church’s Christmas Day lunch is a resounding success

Melton Mowbray Baptist Church's Christmas Day lunch was a resounding success EMN-141229-164119001
Melton Mowbray Baptist Church's Christmas Day lunch was a resounding success EMN-141229-164119001
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A record number of more than 50 helpers and guests enjoyed a traditional Christmas Day lunch together at Melton Mowbray Baptist Church.

As guests arrived, Christmas music and entertainment was provided by Brian Maunders and Roger Warner. Turkey was served with a range of vegetables, including Brussels sprouts and roast potatoes, followed by Christmas pudding and trifle.

Melton Mowbray Baptist Church's Christmas Day lunch was a resounding success EMN-141229-164309001

Melton Mowbray Baptist Church's Christmas Day lunch was a resounding success EMN-141229-164309001

In the true spirit of Christmas, guests pulled crackers, exchanged jokes and wore their paper hats.

Those who were unable to get to the church by themselves were transported by car or mini bus, which was driven by Andy Bubb and kindly loaned by Age UK.

A team of volunteers prepared the room, worked in the kitchen and waited at tables before enjoying their own meal and chatting to guests. Christmas presents were distributed to guests before they departed.

The organisers, Sue Jenkins and John and Hilary Sharpe, said: “We’re very grateful for all the help given by volunteers from the church and community.

“The generous donation of £300 from the Ragdale Hall ‘Make It Happen’ Fund - together with individual gifts of money and the support given by Morrisons, Nigel’s Coffee Shop and Knapp’s Family Butchers - are greatly appreciated and helped to make the day a resounding success.”