Warwick Christmas Lunch welcomes those facing Christmas alone - The Leamington Observer

Warwick Christmas Lunch welcomes those facing Christmas alone

Leamington Editorial 19th Dec, 2018   0

THOSE who faced nowhere to go on December 25 have once again been offered a place at the table of Warwick Christmas Lunch.

Organisers Terry and Liz Morris will be welcoming 85 people of all ages to the Court House in Jury Street for a three course meal and entertainment.

The popularity of the lunch – which also has around 30 volunteers on the day to help make it a reality – saw it full to capacity by the end of November and organisers faced with the difficulty of turning people away.

The couple even had too many kind-hearted people offering to volunteer and were forced to decline some offers.

Now Terry – a town and district councillor – and Liz, are looking at expanding so more guests and volunteers can join them next year.

Terry said: “We had filled all of the places before the end of November and wish we could cater for more.

“We don’t want to have to say ‘no’ to anyone who would potentially be on their own on Christmas Day. We are therefore already thinking how we might expand in 2019.

“We were once again over-subscribed with people wanting to volunteer and it is bitter-sweet to have to say ‘no thank you’ to those kind enough to offer their time.”

The pair organise a lunch with all the trimmings along with entertainment in the form of a caricaturist and magician, and it would not be Christmas without a visit from Santa.

Terry added: “The Warwick Christmas Lunch simply would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses, organisations and individuals. We’d like to give a heart-felt thanks to everyone who has donated to this year’s event.”


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