Firefighters offering free Christmas dinner for all

Firefighter Chris Penny and watch manager Lucy May plan the free lunches

Firefighter Chris Penny and watch manager Lucy May plan the free lunches

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FAMILIES are being invited to enjoy a free dinnertime at Trowbridge Fire Station on Christmas Day.

This is the second time the station, in Hilperton Road, will have held the event and the organisers are hoping to build on the success of last year, when 50 people enjoy a festive lunch together.

The meal will be served between noon and 1pm, with after-dinner entertainment also planned.

Trowbridge watch manager Lucy May, one of the organisers, said: “We want to make this a really nice family event, with a mix of people of all ages who need that little bit of extra support on Christmas Day.

“We want to emphasise this is a free meal, but it’s about more than that.

“It is about people not being alone and not going without at Christmas time. We’ve got a pianist providing the entertainment, while there will also be carol singing and we’ll also put a DVD on the big screen for children.” Last year the event attracted older members of the community, but organisers anticipate that more younger families may come forward this year, due to the difficult economic climate.

The Christmas dinners will be provided by food firm Apetito, withthe choice of a traditional turkey dinner or a vegetarian option.

The organisers are still keen for any other donations to the event, from businesses or members of the public.

Mrs May said: “We hold a raffle, so I’ll be sending out letters to supermarkets, asking for any donations they can provide.

“I’m sure there will be quite a few children present, so we’d love to have prizes that we could give them all, as it would be nice for them to go away with something.

“The event is open to anyone who wants to come and have a nice family Christmas at the station. We can also help with transport.”

To book a place, or to make a donation, call the station on 01225 756500 or email lucy.may@wiltsfire.gov.uk.

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8:00pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

What if everyone turned up?
What if everyone turned up? Mrs Donnyfly
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1:15am Sat 8 Dec 12

beetawix says...

Christmas dinner at the fire station.
At least the turkey should be 'tender'.
Christmas dinner at the fire station. At least the turkey should be 'tender'. beetawix
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1:53pm Sat 8 Dec 12

beetawix says...

DVDs for the children.
Trumpton I hope
DVDs for the children. Trumpton I hope beetawix
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3:37pm Sun 9 Dec 12

redrum says...

Places are booked as the advert says by contacting the phone number.
Places are booked as the advert says by contacting the phone number. redrum
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2:00pm Mon 10 Dec 12

GME says...

beetawix wrote:
DVDs for the children.
Trumpton I hope
Not forgetting my grandchildren's absolute favourite "Fireman Sam"
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: DVDs for the children. Trumpton I hope[/p][/quote]Not forgetting my grandchildren's absolute favourite "Fireman Sam" GME
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8:31pm Tue 11 Dec 12

beetawix says...

May as well chuck on Towering Inferno and London's burning.
May as well chuck on Towering Inferno and London's burning. beetawix
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