Family's open invite to Christmas dinner

By Michael Upton | 14/12/2017

Family's open invite to Christmas dinner
Seen at St Peter's Church, Conisbrough, are members of the Henderson family, who are hosting a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day for any lonely people in the area, at the church hall. Family members (left to right) are: Wayne and Sarah Hackett, Peter and Margaret Henderson, Jacquie Lewis and Jason Morris. The family would like to thank users of Current Affairs Facebook page, and Vivo Restaurant, Bennett Thorpe and everyone else for their kind donations. 172104

A BIG-hearted family are aiming to cook up a cracking Christmas dinner - and there are still places up for grabs at the table.

Peter Henderson, wife Margaret and their family will take over the Alpha Rooms at St Peter’s Church in Conisbrough on Christmas Day to cook a free festive feast for up to 30 people.

They are opening their doors to the elderly, lonely and anyone else who wants to join them.

“We’ve had eight people saying they are definitely coming and about three or four maybes but there are quite a few spaces left,” said Peter.

“Last year we had our Christmas dinner at home and both my daughters said why did we not put one on for other people next year.

“We asked the church if we could have the hall and they said that was fine.

“We’ve handed out leaflets in the area and advertised in the local newsletter but we want people to know about it more widely.

“Quite a few businesses in Conisbrough are willing to sponsor us and provide food and drink.”

Peter and Margaret will be organising the meal with daughters Sarah Hackett and Jacqui Lewis and their partners Wayne Hackett and Jason Morris.

Peter said transport could be arranged if people were unable to make their own way there.

Anyone wanting to take part in the Christmas feast, which will begin at 2pm, is asked to call Peter on 01709 860095.


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