Swaffham club stages annual Christmas lunch celebration

Swaffham Lions Christmas lunch ANL-150712-084731009
Swaffham Lions Christmas lunch ANL-150712-084731009
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More than 100 people sat down to an early Christmas lunch in Swaffham at the weekend, thanks to a town charity group.

It’s the 29th year that the town’s Lions club has staged the festive event, which this year was held at the Nicholas Hamond Academy.

Town mayor Anne Thorp and her deputy, Paul Darby, welcomed guests as they arrived for the celebration on Sunday.

And Swaffham’s former MP, Baroness Shephard, joined members of the Lions and Lioness groups to serve the traditional festive fare, which was cooked by the academy’s catering staff.

Following the lunch, guests enjoyed entertainment from the band Strollers, who sang songs from the 1960s, while Amber Batten performed a programme of well-known songs, accompanied by pianist Anne Greeves.

A bingo session was then followed by the singing of festive carols.