Spelthorne Borough 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. 

A Christmas pudding, box of chocolates, satsuma and a Christmas card have been given to every Meals on Wheels customer, courtesy of London Irish Rugby Club in Sunbury-on-Thames, plus a calendar and biscuits from local councillors who donated part of their Better Neighbourhood Grants. 

Cllr Maureen Attewell, Spelthorne Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “Christmas can be an especially lonely time of year for some residents so it’s nice to be able to brighten someone’s day and show that we are thinking of them. I would particularly 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.” 

The Meals on Wheels recipients were visited by London Irish players Tom Parton and Mike Coman, with the pair handing out festive drinks, presents and spending time getting to know the locals.

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


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