Ding-Dong Merrily On High!

Well ok, maybe not ‘on high’ but there will be a great ringing of doorbells on Friday 25 December as The Christmas Present Trust will be delivering a traditional meal or dietary alternative to anyone in Hadleigh and surrounding areas who, for whatever reason, cannot be with family or friends on Christmas Day.

They would normally invite people to be their guests at the Ansell Centre for a meal and entertainment but due to the Covid-19 pandemic they are unable to do so this year.

What they are doing instead is inviting those of you who cannot visit or
entertain family or friends on Christmas Day to contact us and we can arrange to provide a Christmas meal delivered to your door. An army of volunteers have come forward and will take the meals to your home from the Ansell Centre, where Simon and Sarah Thompson will be doing the cooking.

All Covid-19 precautions will be taken at all stages. When serving the meals
they will ensure that gloves and masks are worn, all volunteers will also be
wearing gloves and masks, and the meals will be left on the doorstep while
the volunteers step back so that you can be assured there is no risk to you.

They have been very fortunate to receive a large donation, and some very cute teddy bears, from the East of England Co-op. A Covid-secure presentation was made outside the Co-op by Events Manager Lynn Warner and Manager Gary Spink

If you would like them to deliver a meal, please get in touch either by email to: christmas.present.trust@gmail.com or phone them on 01473 829246 or
07778 860267.

If you know someone who may benefit from this service,
please also get in touch.

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