Barnsley family plans community Christmas treat for the lonely

A Barnsley family are giving up their Christmas Day to help people who would otherwise be alone on the festive occasion.

Raychel and Steve McGuin of Darton and Raychel’s mum and step-dad Judith and Ian Bisset of Athersley South, have planned the Darton Community Christmas Dinner.

The event will run from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Christmas Day at the Darby and Joan Club on Church Street, Darton and is for anyone who will be alone on the day, with priority given to isolated elderly people.

The lunch is free but they must book their place by Thursday December 18

Donations of food, supermarket vouchers and wrapped gifts for the guests are needed and volunteers are wanted to cook and to collect and drop off guests.