Christmas Day Dinner 2017
Over the past three years, the Christmas day Friends have held a Christmas Day Dinner at the Drayton Centre for people living in the Drayton and Farlington area who would otherwise spend Christmas day on their own.
The event is sponsored by the Drayton Centre and the Drayton and Farlington Action Group, and is supported by local businesses, whose generosity funds the event, and by the Drayton United Church, who host the planning meetings held throughout the year.
The event is held between 12 noon and 4pm. It starts with a welcome drink, and continues with the traditional Christmas meal followed by entertainment. Entertainment, in recent years, has included a guest singer and chair games. The event finishes with presents, tea, cake and mince pies. Those who have been to the dinner over the past three years have all greatly enjoyed it and wished to come again the following year. Guests’ comments included “I’m so looking forward to the Christmas Party” and “It has been the best day of my life” sums up this joyful occasion.
Although the dinner is free, a deposit of £10 is taken on booking a place. The £10 is refunded on attendance at the dinner. Free transport to the dinner is available for those who need it.