LOCALS are invited to start their Christmas morning with a delicious meal alongside friends, neighbours and strangers at the Maddington Centrepoint Church Christmas Breakfast.
Each year the volunteer-run event gives more than 200 diners the chance to enjoy a full cooked breakfast of everything from muesli, yoghurt and fruit to bacon, eggs and hash browns, while being entertained by carollers, face painters and craft activities.
Children up to 12 years old will also receive a Christmas showbag as well as a special visit from Santa and his elves.
Centrepoint Maddington’s lead pastor Aaron Pryce said the event was always well attended but they were looking to include even more people this year.
“Christmas Day is supposed to be a joyous occasion and a celebration, however this is not the case for many who experience loneliness, anxiety, sadness and a sense of emptiness at Christmas time,” he said.
“Christmas Breakfast is for everyone and anyone to attend and our main goal is to provide a fun filled morning for people to come and celebrate with us.
“The intention is for people that may otherwise be alone at Christmas to come and make new friends and connect with other people in the community but it is open to the rich or the poor or in between, to young and old, to Christians and non-Christians alike.”
The Christmas Breakfast will also be held at Centrepoint’s Bibra Lake and Baldivis campuses.
Visit www.christmasbreakfast.com.au for more information on how to register as a volunteer or to secure a place at the event.