The festive spirit was in abundance at a Glenrothes community centre this week as pensioners and the homeless were treated to a free Christmas lunch.
The newly painted Exit Centre in Pitteuchar was the venue after staff from the Asda store in Glenrothes helped decorate the community centre cafe to make a festive atmosphere for the lunch.
The Christmas dinner provided a welcomed treat for members of the community centre’s pensioners club, who are often alone and not able to enjoy a big meal on Christmas day.
Homeless people who use the community centre’s services were also invited to pull up a chair.
Sue Claydon, Exit Community Centre chairman told the Gazette:“It’s easy to forget that not everyone can spend time with friends and family over Christmas, and for some it can be quite lonely so we are extremely grateful for everything Asda is donating and are sure everyone will enjoy their Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.”
Avril Dullea, community life champion at the Glenrothes store said the lunch was their way of bringing some festive cheer to the members of the local community.
The cafe refurbishment work was completed by staff members, dubbed ‘community elves’ from the Glenrothes store.
And thanks to a £300 donation, Exit Centre volunteers were able to provide a Christmas lunch to many that otherwise would have gone without.
“We are sure everyone at the Exit Community Centre will enjoy the meal just as much as we will enjoy giving it to them.,” said Avril.
“Christmas is a special time in the year and should be celebrated by everyone, so we are doing our bit to make sure everyone gets together.”