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A Christmas meal organised in Stowmarket to combat loneliness is looking for volunteers and a chef.

The fifth annual meal, on December 25, between 12pm and 4pm will be at the United Reform Church in Ipswich Street.

Michelle Frost, the organiser of the event said: "We do have a small kitchen team but we would really like someone to come in and take control of the lunch service."

Michelle Frost, left, and Jill Roberts of the Jam Community Pot at last year's Christmas dinner
Michelle Frost, left, and Jill Roberts of the Jam Community Pot at last year's Christmas dinner

Helpers are also needed to serve the meal and assist with the smooth running of the event.

Michelle said that there are seats still available for people that want them and a bus service to pick them up, but they must book in advance for both.

She said: "We have done this for the past five years as we just want to show people that there is a place they can go instead of being on their own on Christmas Day."

The church also hosts a social event called the Monday Community Brew, this will be running on Christmas and New Year's Eve, between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The organiser said donations of raffle prizes and meal items such as sprouts and potatoes would also be gratefully received.

For more details on volunteering or to book the meal or the bus, contact Michelle on 07810 456512.