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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Cumbrian community spirit in big supply at centre

THEY pulled crackers and tucked into turkey as friends got together for a community Christmas knees-up.

Seventy five people packed into Botcherby Community Centre in Carlisle to toast the season and enjoy good food, cheery conversation and an afternoon of festive fun.

The centre’s Christmas party has become an annual fixture, helped by a grant from Riverside Housing.

Helen Fisher, centre manager, said: “It’s for residents of Botcherby and members and users of the community centre.

“Everybody gets a full Christmas dinner and we have events such as playing pass the parcel and we sing carols.

“Everybody seems to love it.”

Noeline Lyons, 77, of Botcherby, goes along to the community centre every two weeks.

She said: “It’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant. We always get a good day. You meet a lot of lovely people.”

Anne McCormick, from Harraby, enjoyed the dinner.

“It’s lovely,” she said

Food was provided by Steve Carney from the Old Hall Cafe, based in Petteril Bank Community Centre on Burnett Road in Harraby.

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