For the last 15 years the Clacton on Sea Rotary Club has held a Christmas lunch for the elderly or disadvantaged who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas day. This year they will continue this tradition and hold the lunch with the aim to ensure that no one is lonely on Christmas day.

Held at Clacton County High School, the event sees over 40 volunteers giving up their Christmas day to cook and serve the guests. This includes Thompson Smith and Puxon Residential Property Lawyer Catie Spink who will be volunteering for the second time this year.

The lunch, which is provided free of charge, is funded by donations collected by Rotary volunteers and contributions from local companies. The guests are collected from their homes and transported to the school by Tendring Community Transport, which also returns them home again after the lunch. At the lunch they are served Christmas dinner and get the chance to spend time with the other guests and volunteers. There is also entertainment provided, which includes a keyboard player so people can have a sing along or dance if they wish! Last year the lunch was attended by over 150 people and they hope to continue the success this year.

Thompson Smith and Puxon are regular supporters of Rotary club fundraising in the local area and we are pleased to support the Clacton on Sea Rotary Club Christmas dinner.

More information on the fundraising and events held by the Rotary Club can be found here.