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Volunteers wanted to help with a Christmas dinner for Stowmarket’s needy

Michelle Frost is asking for help with Christmas dinner
Michelle Frost is asking for help with Christmas dinner

With less than three months to go until Christmas Michelle Frost is seeking volunteers to help with her special Christmas dinner.

For the second year running, Michelle and her friend Jill Roberts are organising a dinner at Stowmarket’s United Reformed Church for the town’s lonely and needy on Christmas Day and she needs volunteers and raffle prizes.

Michelle said: “We need volunteers on Christmas Eve to help prep the vegetables and on Christmas Day we need buddies to bring people in their cars and table buddies on each table who get the food and so on, so the guests don’t have to do anything.

“We also have a free raffle for the guests, so we’d like to hear from any businesses who could donate anything at all for that.”

As part of the event they have a choir singing and party games.

Michelle lives in Bury St Edmunds and works as Bury Asda’s community life champion, so the meal is funded with a donation from the Asda Foundation.

But why has she chosen to do it in Stowmarket?

Michelle explained:”I used to help with the Gatehouse dinner in Bury but I liked the challenge of organising one myself.

“There was nothing between Bury and Ipswich so it was a matter of doing one where there was a need.”

The first dinner last year hosted 70 diners.

“We had a lovely full church – it was good for a first year,” she recalled.

Her own family help out at the event, so their Christmas dinner is postponed until Boxing Day.

If you can help Michelle and Jill with donations or as a volunteer, call her on 07824 637635.


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