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Christmas Lunch Appeal


For a donation of £10 you can buy someone a Christmas Lunch.
(1 x £10 ticket = A £10 donation to enable someone to have a Christmas Lunch - this is not a ticket to the lunch)*

*Tickets for the lunch itself are available here
Thank you for your support in helping us make Christmas Day special for those in need.

The 2022 Ely Community Christmas Lunch
will be offered on Christmas Day in person and on Christmas Eve for home deliveries. The Christmas meal this year will served at Ely’s Lighthouse and Methodist Churches and at a venue at the Cathedral.

We are once again asking the people of our city to support this initiative by donating £10 to enable someone in need of food or company to enjoy a warm welcome and a delicious traditional festive lunch. The same amount will cover the cost of a home delivery of a generous portion of turkey and all the trimmings made possible by one of Santa’s volunteer helpers.

Many of those who have enjoyed this community lunch in the past were individuals and families who were struggling financially with the demands of the festive season. Others were facing spending Christmas on their own, among them elderly or homeless people. We have always done our best to ensure everyone at our sit-down meals has a very happy time with a visit from Father Christmas and goody bags to take home, and we are planning to do this again this year.

We are grateful to local organisations including Rotary and the Masons for their support and our local supermarkets for their generosity over the years. We work alongside Ely Foodbank, Age UK and the Lighthouse Centre who recommend people who would benefit from this project. A huge vote of thanks goes to all the volunteers who give their time and skills to make this happen

The Christmas Lunch is organised by Ely Community Lunches working across the churches in Ely and is run by a team of volunteers.

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