Personalities serve up Christmas spirit

Volunteers Brian Tuana and Ellen Miller.
Volunteers Brian Tuana and Ellen Miller.

The lunch provides an opportunity for local business and community leaders to help St Patricks staff and volunteers to serve a Christmas lunch to people in need in the community.

Tuesday’s event saw more than 150 people given a three-course meal, giving identities like Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk, mayor Brad Pettitt and councillors Dave Hume and Robert Fittock the chance to give back to the community.

St Patricks chief executive Steve McDermott said the event, which had run for more than 40 years, gave an insight into the need that confronts many people during the holidays.

‘For many of us, the festive season is often taken for granted and for those who live on the street, a memorable Christmas celebration at St Patrick’s might be the only one they will have,’ he said.

He said St Patricks would continue to serve meals throughout Christmas and the New Year and donations could be made through www.stpats.com.au.