The luncheon club Christmas lunch, carols and grand raffle prize draw was held on Tuesday and was a great success. There were fifty prizes and £850 was raised.
There was much merriment as some of the diners joined in with Ilkley Singers wonderful performance of Christmas songs and carols. To the delight of everyone present, catering manager Marcella Mullan paraded the figgy pudding during the singing of ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’.
Marcella’s team of staff and volunteers served up a superb home cooked turkey dinner, three courses with all the trimmings. One happy diner commented “It was better than a hotel Christmas lunch”.
The array of raffle prizes was spectacular, laid out on the stage, making a wonderful Christmas display. Much fun and entertainment was provided as Chairman Will Varley drew the raffle and announced the winners.
Lunch club member Mary Ambler said “It was a lovely lunch and it felt just like Christmas”.
The Clarke Foley Centre would like to thank all of the local businesses, organisations and individuals who generously donated prizes.