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Letter to the Editor

11:32 Friday 30 December 2011 

Lunch not possible without support and volunteers

On behalf of Churches Together in Maidenhead, I wish to thank the organising team and the many volunteers who helped to put on the lunch at SportsAble (formerly Wamdsad) on Christmas Day.

This event is for people who are alone at Christmas, including the homeless, and it would not have taken place without the commitment of the organising team, the support of the volunteers and the contributions from the organisations mentioned below.

The event was opened by the acting president of Churches Together in Maidenhead,  Mrs Nancy Rowe, the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Asghar Majeed, and The Home Secretary, Theresa May MP. We appreciated the time they spent being with us and talking to the guests.

There are many others to thank including Copas Farms for donating excellent turkeys  via The Maidenhead Advertiser Community Appeal. Charles Luxford, Margaret Fish and James Church, known as ‘Con Amore’, provided superb live entertainment. People to Places were extremely helpful and we used four of their buses to transport people in  wheelchairs to the event and back home.

The following organisations gave their support generously in financial terms: The Maidenhead Advertiser Community Appeal, The Prince Philip Trust Fund, Kaffirs of Cookham Dean, Lions Club of Maidenhead, Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames, John Lewis, The Fabulous Shirtlifters, The Tuesday Singers and Waitrose in Maidenhead. We thank them very warmly for helping us pay our bills. The event was a great success and was enjoyed by guests and volunteers alike. There were no concerns about snow and ice this year, much to our relief, and the transportation went smoothly.

We would like to thank all of the drivers who helped to bring the guests to the event and return them home safely afterwards.


On behalf of the Organising Team

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