Gill and I organised the annual Christmas with Friends at the Exeter Rec Centre on Christmas Day. This is an annual event funded by your council - for those who might be alone or away from family. Last year I was the barman and the year before in the kitchen - so I have been promoted. Over 60 people attended and were entertained with carols by the talented singer Stephanie Quinn and her dad on the trumpet. Kerry Quinn in the kitchen served up a great meal and Kerry Finch on the mike was our wonderful MC.
There was a few lucky door prizes and everyone got a bunch of lilies to take home (my son-in-law, Rob Sadler, has a lily farm and kindly donated these.)
This year we organised lifts for the people who didn't have transport - this really worked out well as I had to take one gentleman to Holwell and a lady to Legana and by the time I got back to Exeter all the washing up and clearing had been done!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped Gill and I make it a great event.