Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall will move to home delivery because of the ever increasing Covid numbers. Volunteers, wearing masks and gloves, will deliver the hot meal, afternoon tea and presents to guests in their own homes. A doorstep chat will be all important for those who will be spending Christmas Day alone. Volunteers should arrive at Sue Brady Catering, Unit 9, SN8 4AW at 12.15 on Christmas Day for the delivery which should take around half an hour. If you can help email Victoria Ellis on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01672 556316.
Victoria Ellis, who organises the Christmas lunch, together with members of her family, said, “It’s with great sadness that we have come to the decision to cancel this year’s in person Marlborough Christmas Lunch and instead revert back to the delivery service we offered last year. Coming to a decision wasn’t easy and we consulted with many of our guests about what would be best.
We don’t think it would be the right decision to continue as normal now with the Covid cases increasing so rapidly every day along with the fact that a large number of our guests are vulnerable.
We have been working hard today to contact all of our guests and volunteers to let them know about the change of plan.
If there is anyone whose plans have changed and who now finds themselves alone on Christmas Day, please contact us as we will be able to help.
We are in need of delivery drivers for Christmas Day – it should take around about half an hour and it will be a lovely opportunity to visit one of our guests and spread some Christmas cheer.
We’d also be very grateful for donated gifts such as toiletries, chocolates and everyday food items. Please avoid alcohol.
Thank you. I’m sure we can all pull together to make this work.”
Gift donations can be given to Victoria by Tuesday Dec 21 at Land and New Homes Network, Elcot Mews, Elcot Lane, SN8 2AE.