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Spalding Guardian supports seasonal lunches at Holbeach Community Larder as part of Christmas Foodbank Appeal




Volunteers at Holbeach Community Larder and Cafe are ready to show some seasonal goodwill both before and on Christmas Day.

First, pre-Christmas lunches will be served at The Reading Rooms in Church Street next Friday, December 21, between noon and 1pm for anyone who signs up for them.

The same venue will also host a special Christmas Day at 1pm for people set to spend December 25 on their own, with free transport to and from the Reading Rooms for anyone who asks for it.

Graham Montgomery, Una O'Sullivan, Gill Rogers and Roger Seal at Holbeach Community Larder.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-011119-008TW.
Graham Montgomery, Una O'Sullivan, Gill Rogers and Roger Seal at Holbeach Community Larder.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-011119-008TW.

This week, volunteers packed 30 Christmas parcels to be delivered to individuals and families in need after donations of food and festive items from the public.

The Rev Canon Rosamund Seal, vicar of Holbeach, said: "Holbeach Community Larder would like to thank everyone who responded so enthusiastically and generously to our appeal for items for our Christmas hampers.

"Items were collected at Fun Farm Spalding, Royals Gym and the Tesco Superstore checkout, both in Holbeach, Gosberton Medical Centre and Infotel Solutions, also in Gosberton.

The Rev Rosamund Seal, vicar of Holbeach, at Holbeach Community Larder with Graham Montgomery, Michael Barton, Jane Francis, Gill Rogers and Martin Butler.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-231118-009TW.
The Rev Rosamund Seal, vicar of Holbeach, at Holbeach Community Larder with Graham Montgomery, Michael Barton, Jane Francis, Gill Rogers and Martin Butler.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-231118-009TW.

"There have also been items brought by individuals to All Saints Church Holbeach and the Reading Rooms, along with financial contributions to help us purchase any items we were short of.

"Thirty parcels have now been packed by our volunteers, with help from a number of sixth form students at University Academy Holbeach, and these will be delivered during the course of the week.

"There are also a number of wrapped gifts to be delivered to families with children.

"We would like to thank everyone who has contributed or helped in any way because you have exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful to you all."

Graham Montgomery, Una O'Sullivan, Gill Rogers and Roger Seal at Holbeach Community Larder.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-011119-008TW.
Graham Montgomery, Una O'Sullivan, Gill Rogers and Roger Seal at Holbeach Community Larder.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG-011119-008TW.

. Places are still available for the Christmas Day lunch at Holbeach Reading Rooms and for more details, call 01406 423460.

This year’s Christmas Foodbank Appeal is entering its final week but there is still time to donate items to people in need.

Churches, shops and the Spalding Guardian’s offices at 4 Francis Street, Spalding, are all ready to take your donations of food, including festive items like mince pies, selection boxes and cakes.

In Spalding, food, soft drinks and festive items can be left at The Lighthouse Church in Haverfield Road, St Mary and St Nicolas Church, The Vista; St John the Baptist Church, Hawthorn Bank, or Sainsbury’s, Holland Market.

St Mary's Church, Long Sutton.Photo by Julie Smart.
St Mary's Church, Long Sutton.Photo by Julie Smart.

Elsewhere in South Holland, donations are accepted at All Saints Church, Moulton; St Mary’s Church, Whaplode; All Saints’ Church and The Reading Rooms (Friday mornings only), Holbeach; St Mary’s Church or The Market House, Long Sutton; St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge; or Crowland Abbey.

Readers in Donington, Quadring, Gosberton and villages in the Boston borough area can take their donations to St Mary’s Church, Station Road, Sutterton.

You can also donate items at Morrisons, Pinchbeck, and Co-op stores in Crowland, Holbeach and Sutton Bridge.

Spalding Guardian supports Holbeach Community Larder as part of Christmas Foodbank Appeal


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