spreading love and cheer
St Mary’s Anglican Church Busselton will again spread the love on Christmas Day, providing free food and presents as part of the festivities.
The church is expecting about 300 people to attend the event, which is aimed at providing an opportunity for underprivileged families or lonely travellers to enjoy a sense of community.
St Mary’s administrator John Morris said many people experienced loneliness or homesickness at Christmas.
“It’s good to be able to get together and enjoy a nice meal together on Christmas,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re homeless or just lonely — its important to have somewhere to go.
“It can be daunting for many people who are suddenly on their own when they’re used to being with family for Christmas, so we invite them to come along to us.”
Students from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School will provide assistance to the volunteers at Cliff’s Kitchen.
Co-ordinator Kerry Bayley has volunteered at Cliff’s Kitchen for 14 years.
She said she was excited for the Christmas Day feast.
Santa will make a visit with presents for those in attendance at the event.
The event is made possible by grants from the City of Busselton and Vasse MLA Libby Mettam, and public donations. The St Mary’s Anglican Church Christmas lunch runs from midday to 1.30pm. Entry is free.
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