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For 10 years Ely Cathedral and a wonderful group of volunteers have been providing a Christmas Day lunch. The demand is now so high that we are asking members of the Ely Cathedral Community and local residents if they would support this initiative by donating £10 to enable someone in need of food or company or both, to be able to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in the company of others, in the Lady Chapel on Christmas Day.

Many of the those who come and join us are people and families who are struggling financially with the demands of the festive season or those who are spending Christmas on their own, often the elderly or homeless. We do our best to ensure everyone has a very happy time, with a visit from Father Christmas and goody bags to take home.

We would like to thank the local supermarkets namely Aldi, Iceland, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose for their generosity and support over the years.

We are also grateful to Ely Foodbank, Age Concern and the Lighthouse Centre for recommending people who can benefit from this project and for all the volunteers who give their time and skills to making this happen.

For a donation of £10 you can buy someone Christmas Lunch. Available below or contact the Box Office 01353 660349 or in person from the admission desks at Ely Cathedral.

Thank you for your support in helping us make Christmas Day special for those in need.

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