Monday, 12 December 2016
One such act of goodwill involved the community of Codicote village, Hertfordshire, home to Royston Labels’ senior account manager, Martin Hughes.
A couple new to the village wished to do something for the community and decided to host, at their own expense, a festive Christmas lunch for the elderly.
Having originally planned for 50, a total of 98 people said that they would attend. The event took place on 1st December, at the John Clements Sports & Community Centre, Codicote.
As a friend of the organisers, Martin was asked if he could look after a table. To create a small team, Martin asked Clare and Stephanie, also from Royston Labels, if they could assist.
The lunch itself was a great success, with Martin and his team being allocated a table of 8 to serve.
Soup, turkey and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pud and mince pies was the order of the day, whilst entertainment was provided by two choirs and a local singer.
Martin said: “It was great to see so many of the local elderly community out and enjoying a hearty festive meal. They all had a good sing-along and all had a great time. It was a fantastic idea, which I believe is being repeated next year.”