Stowmarket Salvation Army benefits from Christmas dinner ‘spectacular failure’

Cathy Theobald and Major Beverley Robilliard received frozen turkey dinners from Barbara Bonner-Morg

Cathy Theobald and Major Beverley Robilliard received frozen turkey dinners from Barbara Bonner-Morgan left over from the Mother Christmas event at Wetherden Church. - Credit: Su Anderson

Organisers of a charitable Christmas dinner which turned out as a “spectacular failure” have donated their wasted turkey lunches to the Salvation Army.

Cathy Theobald and Major Beverley Robilliard received frozen turkey dinners from Barbara Bonner-Morg

Cathy Theobald and Major Beverley Robilliard received frozen turkey dinners from Barbara Bonner-Morgan left over from the Mother Christmas event at Wetherden Church. - Credit: Su Anderson

Church-goers from Stowupland, Wetherden, Haughley and Elmswell arranged and funded the dinner on December 29 for residents who were alone over the festive period.

Barbara Bonner-Morgan of Wetherden parish church said: “It was a spectacular failure because no one turned up but we are going to do it again next year and hope we get some people.”

On Wednesday, representatives from the Stowmarket branch of the Salvation Army went to the Maypole Inn pub and picked up 35 frozen turkey dinners and puddings.

Major Beverley Robilliard of the Salvation Army said: “It was a lovely surprise to receive a phone call from Barbra offering the donation of dinners and Christmas treats.”


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The dinners will be served at the charity’s Tuesday lunch club on January 13.

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