Swaffham cafe puts on free Christmas lunch for more than 20 people

Christmas Day 2016 at The Teapot Cafe in Swaffham, where a free Christmas lunch was provided for mor

Christmas Day 2016 at The Teapot Cafe in Swaffham, where a free Christmas lunch was provided for more than 20 people - Credit: Archant

A Swaffham cafe put on a free Christmas lunch for more than 20 people today after generous donations from customers and suppliers.

Sandra Berryman, who took over The Tea Pot Cafe, in Plowright Place, in February said she was shocked and amazed at the amount of support offered when she suggested the idea.

Food and drink was donated by Roger Holme Foods, Tesco, Freshpac Coffees, L and H Fruits and customers, who also provided financial donations.

Mrs Berryman's staff members, sisters Ruth Neale and Rachel Neale, worked free of charge.

Mrs Berryman said: 'I was just amazed at how generous people have been,


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'This is was Christmas is all about.

'People have been so supportive and one woman, who I'd never met before just gave me a big hug.

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'I should think we will do this again next year.'

Eighty pounds, which was leftover from donations after all of the food and drink was paid for, will be given to the Merle Boddy Centre, which supports people affected by mental health problems, including dementia, in Swaffham and the surrounding area.

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