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Community comes together for those in need over Christmas

PUBLISHED: 16:32 25 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 25 December 2017

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr.

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr.

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A community lunch was held to ensure those usually isolated over Christmas were well-fed and feeling festive.

Beryl Carr at the Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr. Beryl Carr at the Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr.

More than 100 people enjoyed a Christmas feast at The Salvation Army Lowestoft Citadel, on Battery Green Road.

Visitors enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal followed by carol singers and presents.

Beryl Carr, 80, was one of those enjoying the celebrations on the day.

She said: “Since my husband passed away five years ago I have been coming down here.

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr. Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr.

“They do such a marvellous job helping everybody and it’s a lovely atmosphere - it’s much better than spending Christmas alone.”

Adrian Allen, lieutenant at the Citadel, said: “Christmas is traditionally a time when families come together but many don’t have that.

“God wants us to live as a community connected to him and others.

“This dinner means people who would be in isolation can come together at this important time.”

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr. Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr.

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