Local company sponsors festive lunch for the elderly at Christ’s HospitalDecember 12, 2019
On Thursday, December 5, more than 70 elderly and disabled people from the local area, were welcomed to Christ’s Hospital by staff and pupils, to enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch sponsored by J.K. Leech of Coolham.
Entertainment was provided by some of the Christ’s Hospital pupils and included bell ringers, a raffle plus a Christmas themed quiz. One of the guests, Alan who is 92 helped serve the lunch along with Beryl and CH staff and pupils.
Olivia Hodgkinson (CH teacher), organiser of the lunch at CH, said: “I would like to thank J K Leech Fuels of Coolham who every year support this event and the many volunteers who all do a magnificent job.”
The Community Club is run once a month at Christ’s Hospital when willing volunteers bring members of groups, who may be disabled, frail or elderly, together at a social lunch gathering. This forms part of a broad Community Action Programme run by Christ’s Hospital.
George who attended the lunch and is 101 years old was part of the Arctic fleet during the war and was in Coastal command. CH pupils were enthralled by his stories about the war.