Christmas Day 2014
Feast in Farnham for Sixty Guests
Sixty guests enjoyed roast turkey and all the trimmings at lunch on Christmas Day. The event was held at Brightwells Gostrey Centre for people who would otherwise have spent the day on their own. A annual tradition in the town, the lunch is held for Farnham people, provided by Farnham people and coordinated by Churches Together in Farnham.
For the guests, the lunch is a big treat on Christmas Day and for the many volunteer helpers (from all walks of Farnham life), a privilege to be involved and an important part of their own Christmas celebration.
Visits by the Mayor of Waverley Mrs.Liz Wheatley and her husband, and the Mayor of Farnham Jeremy Ricketts, delighted guests and volunteer helpers, making a great occasion even more memorable. Their presence was very much appreciated.
Special thanks to Alan Blakeley for superb and cheerful cooking, to Morgan’s Butchers for donating all the meat and to Dempster Trust, Farnham Lions and Farnham Hedgehogs for their generous contributions. Also to Waitrose and Sainsburys for their help.
Messages of appreciation are being received and, for guests and volunteer helpers alike, the day is now a happy memory.
Mariola Boyd and Michael McDonnell