Christmas Lunch for the Socially Isolated

Christmas Lunch for the Socially Isolated in the St Austell Community Wednesday December 5th 2018

St Austell Golf Club in partnership with St Austell Healthcare held a Christmas lunch for the old folks who are socially isolated in the St Austell community.

It was a way St Austell Golf Club and St Austell Healthcare could give back to the community who have supported them over the years as the St Austell community is close to the heart of both companies.

We had over 50 guests at the lunch who tucked in to a sumptuous 4 course Christmas dinner of Soup, Turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies.

The guests were collected from their homes by volunteers from St Austell Golf Club, the local community and the Merlin Project. The timings suffered a tad due to roadworks but this did not detract from the day.

During and after the meal the guests were treated to Christmas Carols sung by the St Mewan CP Primary School Choir, years 5 and 6, who recently won the Radio Cornwall Choir Championship. They sang like Angels and were justly rewarded with Mince Pies and squash afterwards. The Christmas Carols were followed by 3 games of Christmas Hamper prize bingo and a raffle for the cutest teddy bear all combined with a good old sing-a-long of some favourite Christmas Carols.

The whole day would not have been possible without the generous donations of local companies including, St Austell Golf Club, St Austell Healthcare, The Eden Project, Teddington Systems, St Austell Brewery, Patient Participation Group, Tewington Lodge of Freemasons, Go Jute, Homes of Cornwall, AA Quality Meats, Caterfood, Kelly’s of Cornwall, The Cornwall Hotel, St Mewan CP School, Total Produce, Bookers, TESCO, Cornwall Hospice Care and some local folk, Andrew Cornelius, Ian Tubb, Kathy Dean and Mickey Paull. A huge thank you to all the above for their Christmas Spirit and generosity.

Finally, I would like to thank all the volunteers on the day who ensured the guests had a wonderful time, especially those from St Austell Golf Club and St Austell Healthcare who cooked the meal, served the meal and made the guests smile and laugh with a combination of humour and kindness, not forgetting the pouring of wine.

All in all it was a great lunch enjoyed by the guests and the volunteers who are all looking forward to next years lunch.

Merry Christmas St Austell from St Austell Golf Club and St Austell Healthcare