More than 80 people had a great day at the second Home Alone Christmas Day event held in the Jubilee Hall, Market Harborough, organised by Majors Mike and Margaret Bowers from The Salvation Army and Mel and John Stride from the Congregational Church, along with lovely volunteers from the community. Margaret said: “With transport provided, we were met by a wonderful sight of decorations and beautifully laid tables. It was magical. The helpers were kind and attentive to our need to be part of one big family, nothing was too much for them.
“After a glass of warm punch we sat down to a delicious three-course meal, including fresh vegetables courtesy of Farndon Fields, music and singing with Suzy and John Fielding, dancing with Eric and Janice Stephens, and a bag of gifts from Father Christmas and a boxed tea to take home, courtesy of Waitrose.
“We want to say a huge thank you to all those who helped make this such a special day for those who would otherwise have been alone, including Emmerson & Wests, Ian Joule, Father Owen and all those generous individuals and business who contributed to this special event.”