Festive fun at annual Pensioners’ Christmas Lunch in Huntingdon

Community Champion Aylce Barber with Shirley Newton and Penny and Ken Bunting.

Community Champion Aylce Barber with Shirley Newton and Penny and Ken Bunting. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town Council welcomed more than 120 people to its annual Pensioners’ Christmas Lunch at the Medway Centre on December 2.

Community Champion Aylce Barber gives Iris and Dennis Wiles their hampers.

Community Champion Aylce Barber gives Iris and Dennis Wiles their hampers. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon firm Steve’s Private Hire and Huntingdon Tesco Extra sponsored this year’s event, with £2,500 donated towards gifts and prizes for the event along with 130 Christmas hampers and table decorations for the lunch.

The guests, including residents from local care homes, enjoyed a Christmas meal with all the trimmings, served by town councillors, staff members and volunteers.

After lunch, the guests were treated to a Christmas carol performance by pupils from Hartford Community Junior School. The mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Daryl Brown, was also in attendance.

The afternoon ended with a raffle, where guests had the chance to win a range of prizes courtesy of Steve’s Private Hire.


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A spokesman for the town council said: “We would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work in making the event such a success, and ensuring everyone left with a smile on their face. Special thanks go to Marilyn Simpson for her huge efforts at the pensioners’ parties over the past 10 years.”

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