Community comes together for those in need over Christmas

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

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

'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.

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'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. - Credit: Archant

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

Lowestoft Salvation Army Christmas Lunch 2017. Photo: James Carr. - Credit: Archant