Wanneroo Christmas Lunch to bring the community together

(L-R) Louise Powell (event co-ordinator), Mayor City of Wanneroo Tracey Roberts, Rev. Narelle Collas (from Caramar Uniting Church), Mike Tullett (volunteer), Rev. Jim Crawley (from St Peters Anglican Church) and Carol Tullett (volunteer). Photo: Marie Nirme
(L-R) Louise Powell (event co-ordinator), Mayor City of Wanneroo Tracey Roberts, Rev. Narelle Collas (from Caramar Uniting Church), Mike Tullett (volunteer), Rev. Jim Crawley (from St Peters Anglican Church) and Carol Tullett (volunteer). Photo: Marie Nirme

PEOPLE who are looking for company on Christmas Day can join the Wanneroo Christmas Lunch.

The free event, organised by local churches with support from the City of Wanneroo, will be held in the Margaret Cockman Pavilion at the Wanneroo Showground from noon on December 25.

Volunteers will run the event to help people celebrate with a hot lunch, carols and Christmas message.

The committee includes Carramar Uniting Church’s Narelle Collas and Louise Powell, John Taylor from St James Parish in Alkimos, Jim Crawley from St Peters in Wanneroo, musicians Andrew and Kaye Fairbairn and Livingstone Church’s Patrick Humblestone.

Ms Powell said about 200 people attended last year’s event and there was plenty of room in the banquet hall for people to celebrate Christmas together.

“It’s a place where people can come and have a community,” the event coordinator said.

“The people that we are aiming for is anyone who finds themselves on their own or possibly as a couple; people who are finding it a bit tougher financially (and) people new to the community who are not connected to anyone.

“It helps them not feel so isolated.

“We don’t want anyone within our community to be having Christmas alone.”

Ms Powell said it was mainly open to City of Wanneroo residents, but people who were homeless and those from neighbouring City of Joondalup were also welcome.

Register by calling 9306 7191 or visit wanneroochristmaslunch.com

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