23 December 2016

Spelthorne Council has been working with local councillors and London Irish Rugby Club to give the Borough’s Meals on Wheels customers some thoughtful treats this Christmas.

Cllr Maureen Attewell and thirteen fellow councillors* have joined together to donate £2050 from their Better Neighbourhood Grants to fund a selection of gifts, which will be given to Meals on Wheels customers in the run up to Christmas and on Christmas Day itself.

And the gifts don’t stop there as Meals on Wheels customers will also receive a gift containing a Christmas pudding, a box of sweets and a satsuma, courtesy of London Irish Rugby Club in Sunbury-on-Thames.

Cllr Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “I am really pleased to have been able to arrange the purchase of these gifts, together with my fellow councillors, for our Meals on Wheels customers. It’s a small gesture but we hope it will make the residents smile and show that we are thinking of them at Christmas - particularly those without family or friends living nearby. I would also like to thank London Irish Rugby Club for their kind donations; they support us every year and it is very much appreciated.”   

Jackie Roy, Office Manager and Team PA at London Irish Rugby Club, said: “London Irish is delighted to support this wonderful initiative again this year and we hope Spelthorne’s Meals on Wheels clients enjoy their Christmas gifts. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone in Spelthorne a very happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

For more information on the Meals on Wheels service call Spelthorne Council on 01784 444265.

Notes to Editors:-

*Better Neighbourhood Grants were received from the following councillors:-


Better Neighbourhood Grant Donation

Cllr Maureen Attewell


Cllr Colin Barnard


Cllr Richard Barratt


Cllr John Boughtflower


Cllr Sabine Capes


Cllr Rose Chandler


Cllr Tim Evans


Cllr Mark Francis


Cllr Nick Gething


Cllr Vivienne Leighton


Cllr Sinead Mooney


Cllr Jean Pinkerton


Cllr Joanne Sexton


Cllr Robin Sider


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