Volunteers deliver 70 Christmas lunches to the community

Carla Scott and her son Sebastian with meals to deliver

Carla Scott and her son Sebastian with meals to deliver - Credit: Carla Scott

Instead of being at home and unwrapping gifts and spending time with her family on Christmas Day, Sidmouth resident Carla Scott and a team of volunteers were out delivering meals to Sidmouth folk who would otherwise be spending the day alone.

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals - Credit: Supplied


Carla said: “Normally, we would have been meeting for a wonderful social event but this year, due to the pandemic, Sidmouth Community Christmas Lunch was delivered straight to the homes of 70 Sidmouth residents on Christmas Day.

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals - Credit: supplied


“There are many people to thank for this, The Balfour for providing a hot meal, The Lions of Sidmouth and Waitrose for their donations, many residents of Sidmouth who gave their support by generously donating to the JustGiving which raised £1,350 and to others who gave independently.  

Residents receiving her Christmas meal from a volunteer

A Sidmouth resident receives her Christmas meal from a volunteer - Credit: supplied


“All of this would not have happened without the many volunteers who gave up their time to deliver the meals and to Mal Sawdy and his team for sorting out the delivery routes. 
 “Hopefully, next year we will be able to meet on the day and celebrate together.”

A Sidmouth resident receives her Christmas meal from a volunteer

A Sidmouth resident receives her Christmas meal from a volunteer - Credit: Supplied

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals

Volunteers ready to deliver the Christmas meals - Credit: Supplied



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