Two local Newquay charities joined forces to help provide a Community Christmas Dinner for those who are unable to celebrate Christmas with family or others.

Over 100 people attended the event, which was part of the Mayor’s Charity efforts. Newquay Towan Blystra Lions worked with the Joe Way Appeal to host the meal, which took place on Friday 9 December at the Sandy Lodge Hotel, Newquay.

Barbara Hannan from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions explains; “The aim of the Dinner was to allow people who are unable to spend Christmas with family or others to get together and celebrate the occasion with others in a similar position.

The cost of the event was subsidised by the two charities. Members of the Lions Club helped wait-on the diners, and look after the guests.

This was then followed by mince pies with tea/coffee, professional entertainment and prize bingo hosted by Father Christmas.

“It was a fantastic event, enjoyed by all. We must add our heartfelt thanks for Peter, and everyone at the Sandy Lodge for being so accomodating and helping us to put this event together” added Barbara.