Guests and tenants at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens retirement housing development were served a three-course feast comprising soup or juice for starters, turkey or steak pie for the main and gateau or trifle for dessert as part of their festive celebrations. A record 52 Christmas dinners were served!
Complete with token gifts and a visit from Santa Claus himself, those involved enjoyed music from Community Warden Mark Lynch, who gave his own rendition of Christmas classics as well as Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’.
Michele McKinnon, Retirement Housing Manager at Crosshill Gardens, said: “It was such a fantastic day – I can’t believe we managed to serve up 52 Christmas dinners!
“Mark’s version of ‘Angels’ was quite moving, and we even managed to have a boogie with the community police officer.
“On behalf of everyone at Crosshill Gardens, I would like to say a big thank you to the members of the community who helped fundraise for the event and the volunteers who lent a hand on the day.
“At that time of year, it is important to be able to spend time together. Thanks to their hard work, none of our tenants were lonely this Christmas.”
Adding to the festive fun, tenants were also treated to a visit from the Port Glasgow High School band; a treats table was supplied for the pupils as a thank you, with 88-year-old tenant Margaret Sneddon creating 30 individual Chocolate Orange knitted hats which she had worked on for the last four months.