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Church lunch club treated to surprise Strictly-style show at Christmas party

December 19, 2017 12:15 PM

Church lunch club treated to surprise Strictly-style show at Christmas party

A lunch club for elderly people in Wrexham who may otherwise be lonely at Christmas were treated to a surprise Strictly-style dance show when they got together for a festive meal at their local church.

Professional dancers Andrei Toader and Mia Linnik-Holden performed three spectacular routines for the 60 elderly people at St Giles Church and the guests also enjoyed a Christmas dinner inside the church, with our Wrexham store's community champion Mary Williams and deputy store manager Paul Nicholas on hand to help out.

Mary regularly volunteers at the twice-monthly club which aims to provide a low cost meal and entertainment for elderly people in the area, as well as activities and a memory cafe for people with dementia. She presented the group with an Asda Foundation grant for £589.26 which went towards the cost of the event.

Stella Whitham, the leader of hospitality at the church, said: "Everyone hugely enjoyed themselves. The food and the fellowship were wonderful, and the young dancers were so impressive. Most of the group are fans of Strictly Come Dancing so they massively enjoyed their performance.

"The aim of the lunch club is to offer an opportunity for fellowship for people who may otherwise be restricted in their opportunities to connect with people. It’s often hard for us to find funding for these events so the support shown to the lunch club by Asda has been amazing, unexpected and couldn’t have come at a better time. Mary has been a great help to the team here too."

Mary said: “Everyone had a wonderful afternoon. St Giles Church Lunch Club is absolutely brilliant and is run by real local heroes who do so much in our community.

"I always enjoy volunteering there, as well as the lunch club they also have other events I help out at like a memory cafe for people suffering with dementia. I join them for arts and crafts sessions and days out and everyone has a wonderful time."