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Here for Humanity to deliver 100 Christmas meals to lonely elderly and vulnerable people in Preston

Posted on - 23rd December, 2020 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston
Chris Murray and Ruby Abram volunteer Director for Here for Humanity at PNE.
Chris Murray and Ruby Abram volunteer Director for Here for Humanity at PNE.

Preston Here For Humanity are teaming up with Ashton Methodist Church and Millers Taxi firm to cook and deliver 100 Meals to elderly and vulnerable adults who will be alone this Christmas.

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Here for Humanity and Ashton Methodist Church joined in October to campaign to deliver a free school meal.

However, they found that many could not travel to the church to collect the takeaway meal so they have now connected with Millers taxis to deliver the Christmas meals.

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Chris Murray, director and co-founder of Here for Humanity said: “We have also teamed up with PNE education and community trust based at the stadium and they are providing us 100 festive hampers that will accompany the meals [and] they include jigsaws, puzzle book, crackers, cheese, tea and coffee the usual festive Hamper.

“Councillor Nweeda Khan suggested to Tom Drake From PNE that Here for Humanity and PNE will be able to combine to make a massive difference in Christmas Day.”

Here for Humanity asked businesses to contribute to the Christmas hampers.

Here for Humanity Christmas dinner menu.
Here for Humanity Christmas dinner menu.

Chris added: “We have reached out to a lot of different people and businesses to source donations and we will on the day cook 120 meals, we have 104 on the list at the moment and are leaving six emergency referrals open until the day, although 100 was supposed to be the cut off point but due to Covid we have had to reduce the number of volunteers from 20 to ten so we will give 110 away and the 10 volunteers will also get a meal.”

Here for Humanity Christmas poster.
Here for Humanity Christmas poster.

Here for Humanity have received donations from Shorrock’s, Let’s Grow Preston, Sainsbury’s, We Clear Blockages, Jagg Singh, NHS worker Dawn Sharples, Dog and Partridge and a £300 Donation from 2012 Guild Mayor Carl Crompton.

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There is also a group of people cooking the meals on the day.

Chris expressed that it was important to keep the people the same due to coronavirus restrictions.

Roebuck school has also handmade 100 cards that will also be given to the recipients.

A brochure will also be included with all the information of who donated the food, a letter from the kitchen and any reheating instructions.

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