Welwyn Hatfield lonely and elderly have fun

MORE than 100 guests were treated to a special Christmas day, thanks to the tireless work of a WGC-based charity.

Sean Cox and his army of volunteers helped the elderly and lonely residents in Welwyn Hatfield come together to share the festive day.

Some helpers had started the day early by getting the food and venue prepared, while others ventured out to taxi the visitors to Douglas Tilbe House, in Hall Grove, WGC.

Turkey and all the trimmings was served along with entertainment from Eric and Joy Young, Anthony and Matt Harvey, James and Andrew Quelly, Roger Andrews and Tim Richie, with an array of music and even a diablo display from Ben Fulborn.

Guests, who stayed until around 5pm, were also sent home armed with a present, turkey sandwich and they were also given a mince pie paid for from a donation from the 10th WGC Brownie Pack.

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With the oldest guest aged 99 and the youngest helper aged just seven, everyone agreed this annual event continues to be a huge favourite with guests and helpers alike.

MP Grant Shapps, with wife Belinda and his three children, were happy to lend a hand and Welwyn Hatfield’s mayor Howard Morgan also made an appearance.

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Organiser Sean Cox said: “Everybody really enjoyed the meal and we had a bit of a sing-song too. The helpers were tremendous, many had travelled a long way to come and join us. Grant Shapps, who even brought his parents along, thanked all the helpers for volunteering their time on such a special day.”

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