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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Gorey and Courtown Meals on Wheels to give out presents this Christmas

Sylvia Lappla, Gorey Rocks founder Emma Brophy, Meals on Wheels Chairman Colin Webb, Brian Byrne and Louise Boylan
Sylvia Lappla, Gorey Rocks founder Emma Brophy, Meals on Wheels Chairman Colin Webb, Brian Byrne and Louise Boylan

Sara Gahan

Gorey and Courtown Meals on Wheels service received a special surprise last week just in time for their Christmas deliveries this year.

Along with their normal routine of handing out Christmas meals, they will also be distributing presents, or kindness boxes, that have been put together by children who are part of the Gorey Town Rocks group - known for the colourful rocks placed around the town.

Inside the kindness box is a home made card and a range of items that the kids have made themselves, something that will bring some extra festive cheer to an elderly person on Christmas Day.

The Meals On Wheels reported that this year is their biggest demand for Christmas dinners compared to more recent years. Their normal weekly service finishes until the New Year, but special deliveries are made on Christmas and St Stephen's Days for those people who are alone.

Chairperson for the Meals On Wheels Service, Colin Webb, thanked Emma Brophy the founder of Gorey Rocks, all the great community spirited kids and their parents for thinking of those alone at Christmas.

Meals on Wheels Service would like to remind people to check in on elderly or isolated neighbours over the festive season, it can be a lonely time and a friendly face or kindness box will make a difference.

Gorey Guardian

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