DOZENS of volunteers provided more than 100 meals for the vulnerable, lonely and those in need this Christmas.

About 80 guests were treated to a meal at the Salvation Army Community Centre, Rayne Road Hall.

Another fifty meals were delivered to residents at their homes on Christmas Day.

A mountain of roast potatoes, 50 pounds of turkey meat plus the usual vegetables and trimmings were prepared and eaten.

Co-ordinator David Mann said:”We are very pleased to provide a service which brings the community together in this way.

“It provides a place for people to meet rather than be on their own and gives others a visit and a meal on Christmas Day that they might otherwise not get.”

"Many thanks again to volunteers who gave up a chunk of their Christmas Day and the fantastic financial support that we had from all."