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Can you spread Christmas cheer?

By Shepton Mallet Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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AN Evercreech couple are looking for volunteers to help spread a little cheer this Christmas.

Phil and Michelle Allen were concerned about any of their fellow villagers who may be spending Christmas day alone this year so they devised a plan to help but need the help of their neighbours.

Michelle said: "The idea is a simple one. Most families will cook enough food that they can easily spare an extra meal. What we would like is for people to volunteer to bring a spare, plated Christmas dinner along to the village hall at 3.30pm so that we can get those who would have spent Christmas alone in one place to spend time with others."

Phil added: "It doesn't need to stop at a meal. Most people have spare crackers, maybe a bottle of wine, or could provide a small Secret Santa present or even to just spare an hour or so of their time.

"We will also need volunteers to fetch and carry those coming along. It would be really good if we can get lots of people doing a little that would make a huge difference to the lives of those around them and would also really make everyone feel the true spirit of Christmas."

The offer is open to anyone living in Evercreech and nearby villages and the couple is asking anyone who might be spending Christmas alone to come along.

Diane's Pantry bakery in Victoria Square, have said they will co-ordinate volunteers and those who wish to come along.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer or receive a meal at the Christmas Day meal can pop in to Diane's Pantry and sign up.

Alternatively, you can call them on 01749 831000.

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