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Pensioners enjoy Christmas lunch hosted by Rotarians

Pensioners enjoy Christmas lunch hosted by Rotarians

Lucy Golding

Pensioners enjoy Christmas lunch hosted by Rotarians

Senior citizens enjoyed a festive lunch and sing-song at an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead.

The annual event, which took place yesterday, was attended by more than 50 pensioners giving them the chance to catch up with old friends as well as make new ones at The Holiday Inn in Shoppenhangers Road.

About 20 Rotarians volunteered to help including cooking the lunch and offering their services to transport people to and from home.

They also provided entertainment with a repertoire of Christmas songs and town mayor Andrew Jenner popped-in to wish the guests a Merry Christmas.

Ken Griffiths, one of the event organisers said: "It gets lonely people out of the house and gets them meeting other people."

"We had regulars and we had some new people, although sadly some people who usually come have passed away since last year."

The Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge will be holding a party for senior citizens on Sunday also at the hotel and a party for children on Monday.

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