More than 70 people who would have otherwise faced Christmas Day alone were given a festive lunch at the Cantley Lodge Hotel in Wokingham.
Julie Carey, Cantley Lodge’s general manager, opened the hotel for the meal – held on Christmas Day itself – to people ranging in age from two to 97.
The event was organised by Churches Together in Wokingham, The Link Visiting Scheme, Faith in the Community and Katie James, community development worker for the Earley Charity. Staff from the hotel also volunteered and Makro gave turkeys.
Wokingham town mayor Cllr Peter Lucey and Maurice Monk, managing director of the Cantley Lodge Hotel, thanked Julie for making the day a special one for so many.