A three course, community Christmas lunch will take place from 12pm on Christmas day and welcomes anyone and everyone who wishes to attend.
For the last 6 years, Laura Higgins, along with an army of volunteers has organised, facilitated, and sometimes even personally cooked a community Christmas lunch at the Central Launceston Methodist Hall. This year is its first year back since Covid.
Laura said, “This is very much a community Christmas Lunch and is open to all.”
Each year, Laura rallies support from the community and local businesses and asks them to donate food and supplies where they can for this fantastic festive feast.
Laura has often been greatly supported by Philip Warren butchers who donate all the meat, along with Ambrosia who have donated plenty of custard and rice pudding in previous years and incredible donations from individuals.
With the cost-of-living crisis, Laura welcomes this year to be a busy one and prepares to accommodate two sittings depending on numbers. Laura is encouraging those interested in attending to fill out a form that can be picked up from the tourist information centre or Launceston Foodbank just so she can keep an eye on numbers and plan accordingly.
There may be transport available for those unable to get to Central Methodist. Please keep an eye on Launceston community Facebook pages for more information over the coming days.
The meal will take place on the 25th December. The suggested arrival time is 12/12:30pm and the meal will be served at 1pm.
If you wish to donate your time or any items then Laura is on the lookout for tea, coffee, milk, Christmas crackers and puddings of all kinds! Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how to donate.