Three lady reindeer sit and wait for the arrival of our 30 guests for lunch at the "Nursteed Centre" on Christmas morning. Many volunteers had spent Christmas Eve preparing the room with decorations, and laid the tables with crackers and festive centre pieces of holly, ivy and Christmassy flowers.
One of the many cakes especially made for the occasion by friends of organiser. We were inundated with donated gifts of food and drink from local businesses, which included crackers, drink and enough mince pies to feed an army. After the lunch a singer and her partner on the guitar played and sang for the guests.
After coffee and mince pies, a session of bingo followed, and once again all the prizes were donated by local businesses. It was a wonderful day, if exhausting for we helpers, and everyone went home at 4.30pm having enjoyed a special Christmas Day. We might do it again in 2013. (after a good rest!)