Businesses asked to support Seaham medical centre’s Christmas Eve lunch appeal

Businesses across the East Durham Business Network area are being asked to support a Seaham medical group’s campaign to put on a special Christmas Eve lunch for people who might be lonely this Christmas.

Marlborough Surgery, which is located at Seaham Primary Care Centre, has joined forces with Seaham Youth and Community Centre to put on the festive lunch for 15 residents.

Many local businesses have already given their support to the lunch by donating food items including vegetables, pigs in blankets and Christmas pudding.

However, there are still items that are needed to complete the lunch. These include turkey slices, beef, gravy, milk, chocolates and vegetables peelers.

Joanne Urquhart-Arnold, Practice Manager at Marlborough Surgery, said: “We know, sadly, there are people out there who will be spending Christmas alone so we thought it would be lovely to put on a Christmas Eve lunch for 15 residents who won’t have anyone to spend the festive period with.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had so far, with many local businesses giving generously to make this lunch truly special for those who come to it.

“However, there are still some goods we need and would love it if companies in the area could find it in their hearts to generously donate to ensure this lunch is a real celebration, bringing together people who were facing the prospect of a lonely Christmas.”

If you are able to donate any of the missing items, please get them to Marlborough Surgery, at St John’s Square in Seaham, by Friday,