Barkingside cafe offering free Christmas dinner to over 60s

A Barkingside cafe is spreading the festive cheer with a huge free dinner for the over 60s on Christmas Day.

Cafe 104, in Tanners Lane, is inviting anyone who will be spending the day alone to join them for a traditional feast, entertainment and a raffle.

Owners Shep and Tommy Aygul were inspired by their regular customers to do something special.

Stacey Aygul, who will be volunteering on the day, said: “We have the luxury of having a huge family and we spend it with them but a lot of people’s families live too far away or their husbands and wives have died.

“We knew a few customers were on their own and when we put the poster up, more and more people said they would come.

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“A lot of customers have donated as well, it’s been fantastic.”

Dinner will be served between 12-3pm but numbers are limited. Please call 020 8550 9563 to book a place.

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