Alison’s Christmas dinner at Bourne Abbey Church hall is enjoyed by 60 new friends

Jack and Sandra Rowland enjoy the Bourne Christmas meal
Jack and Sandra Rowland enjoy the Bourne Christmas meal
0
Have your say

PEOPLE who would normally spend Christmas alone enjoyed a turkey dinner with nearly 60 new friends.

Alison Pettitt and her husband Philip organised the Christmas Day meal at Bourne Abbey Church hall for the sixth year running.

She normally caters for between 40 and 50 people and this year, she had just under 60 people tuck into a melon starter, turkey and all the trimmings and Christmas pudding.

There was coffee, mince pies and a cheeseboard to enjoy. Everyone who attends also gets a gift and a packed tea to take home.

Mrs Pettitt said: “Every year it gets better. It is nice to think that those people had a nice day instead of sitting alone.”

Father Chris Atkinson from Bourne Abbey Church attended, along with mayor of Bourne Brenda Johnson and her husband Tony.

Mrs Pettitt thanked all her helpers.