Huish Academy

Langport community Christmas lunch report

Huish Academy


For the second year running the Huish Sixth Form cafeteria was the venue for the Langport Community Christmas Day lunch. A small group of volunteers, led by Jo Stradling, a former teacher at the school, invite people who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day on their own to come and share a traditional Christmas lunch with them.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors. We were delighted that local businesses wanted to contribute, and we thank them for their generosity, which came in many forms. We are especially grateful to Huish Episcopi Academy for letting us use the Sixth Form Cafeteria and the kitchens. The Cafeteria is such a bright, warm and welcoming space that it suits the occasion perfectly. Access is easy, the facilities are modern and clean.

After lunch the Queen's Christmas message was shown on the large television screen. Everyone had a 'goody bag' to take away, which contained mince pies, a piece of Christmas cake, fruit and some chocolates for later.

We could not provide what we do without the help and support of local people and businesses. We'd particularly like to thank Steve Tilley, the school caretaker, his wife Tracy and son Tom, who volunteered their time before, during and after the event, and helped our arrangements to go so smoothly.

Special thanks go to:
Bow St Physiotherapy, Clive Miller, English Homes, Evans the Butchers, Langport & Somerton Rotary Club, Langport Reclamation, O2i design, Pendra's, Tesco, Waitrose, the Cracknell family, the Degan family, the Martin family and the Scott family.

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