Local organisations team up

East Thirsk Community Association was joined by Home Instead, the Royal British Legion, Northallerton and District Round table and Johnson’s Butchers to hold their annual Christmas dinner this week (15th January) where they treated local elderly residents in East Thirsk to a scrumptious Sunday roast.

33 elderly guests from the area congregated at East Thirsk Community Hall where they were greeted with a glass of sherry or wine, supplied by Home Instead who provide at–home care for the elderly in Thirsk, Harrogate and Ripon. Johnson’s Butchers provided a full Sunday roast which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Local Thirsk lady and owner of Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk, Sheena Van Parys, said “It was a pleasure getting involved in such a great community event and our Caregivers enjoyed serving the guests throughout the day.”

To top it all off the Royal British Legion band played Christmas songs and everyone enjoyed a jolly sing along.Cynthia Hesmondhalgh, chair of the East Thirsk Community Association commented on the success of the event: “We would like to thank the Northallerton and District Round table for donating £150 towards the event, Home Instead for their donation, the Royal British Legion band for playing and all those who gave up their weekend to help out on the day. The support was fantastic and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”