Spreading Christmas cheer

For many, Christmas can be the loneliest day of the year.

Each year Colony 47 hosts its Community Christmas Lunch, providing a meal, companionship and the spirit of Christmas to people in the south of the state.

Now Colony 47 is calling for donations from the community to help expand its reach and bring festive joy to more Tasmanians this month.

This Christmas marks the organisation’s 41st Community Christmas Lunch, and attendance is expected to be higher than ever.

“Any donation, large or small, helps us to provide lunch, companionship and the season’s true spirit to more than 500 Tasmanians in the southern part of the state,” Colony 47 CEO Dianne Underwood said.

“To ensure we can provide for the increase in numbers, we’re calling on the community to donate money to help us provide a plate with all the trimmings and a gift to all those who attend.”

This year Colony 47 has partnered with CBD venue In The Hanging Garden and mobile catering company Flint Kitchen to deliver a fantastic location and delicious meal for those in need. Those attending this year’s lunch will also leave with a gift or gift voucher and other essential items.

“Seeing the smiling faces when Santa’s Hobart Helper arrives is a magical moment – and those smiles are not just on the children’s faces,” Ms Underwood said.

“It is a special event and a joy to be part of.

“We thank the community for their support, which helps us to spread joy and create lasting memories for those in need during the holiday season.”

Information on how to donate or attend the lunch can be found on the Colony 47 website.

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