05:15PM, Wednesday 16 December 2015
Elderly members of a Windsor social club were serenaded with Christmas carols as they enjoyed a festive feast yesterday (Tuesday).
About 40 people turned out for the three-course dinner which was held at the King George VI Day Centre in Clarence Road.
The centre, which was opened by the Queen in 1958, provides elderly people in the community with a place to socialise four days a week.
Children from the Clewer Green School sang festive songs for the centre’s members while they enjoyed their traditional dinners, cooked up in the kitchen by Tracy Riggs and her six volunteers.
Food was followed by a raffle featuring more than 25 prizes including two vintage Russian tea cups donated by the Queen.
Dedworth based business Hair Tec also donated vouchers for the raffle and The Vansittart Arms donated bottles of wine.
The raffle raised £720 which will be used to help keep the centre running throughout the year.
Lucy Playle, an administrator at the King George VI Day Centre, said: “Days like today are great because the whole community contributes.
“We raised a huge chunk of our fundraising for the year.”
The Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Eileen Quick, was also among the guests.
Visit kgvidaycentre.btck.co.uk for more information about the day centre’s work.
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