VOLUNTEERS served up a special Christmas party to a community dining club for the lonely.

The Parkeston Welfare Park Dining Club was treated to a full Christmas dinner, presents and festive music.

Organiser Bill Davidson, said: “It went extremely well, it was a really good day.

“We had about 23 people come along and they all got a present each.

“We decorated the hall and had Christmas music playing.

“You couldn’t fault it, they all had a glass of wine too, it was really really good.”

The dining club launched earlier this year in a bid to provide a place for lonely villagers, the elderly, disabled and those who wouldn’t otherwise have a hot meal.

Volunteers cook and serve the food at the club, which is held fortnightly, but donations are welcomed.

Bill added: “We have people that don’t cook themselves a square meal, so we only do wholesome food.

“We do things like Sheppard’s pie and roast and it’s all home cooked.

“It’s free but people who can pay put in a donation - all the money from those donations was used to put on this Christmas party.

“Next year we are hoping to put on a trip in the simmer with a meal too.”