DOZENS of people have already showed their caring side by signing up to an initiative that would help give people a Christmas dinner.
Use of foodbanks was growing even before lockdown and the Tier 3 Covid-19 regulations. Now they are placing people under even more pressure.But The Extra Plate scheme is proving a vital way of making sure no-one goes without a festive meal on December 25.
So far, more than 20 people have committed to cooking and plating up and extra Christmas dinner which would then be given to those who would not otherwise have one for whatever reason, they may not be able to afford one or they may be lonely or isolated.
A social media appeal asked: “Could you plate up and deliver an extra plate of Christmas dinner and deliver it to someone local on Christmas Day, that otherwise would go without?
“Help make sure Christmas Day is special for everyone. Helping others will make your Christmas special.”
And the response has seen a number of people come forward, as well as those who would like to receive one this year.
Hyde’s Christmas festivities are also turning to technology to make sure as many people can take part this year.
St George’s Church on Church Street will play host to a virtual carol service on Sunday, December 20 at 6pm.
So far, more than 600 people have said they are interested in ‘attending’ the event, which will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
It will feature 30 minutes of back-to-back carols performed by a professional singer
and those at home are encouraged to join in.