This Committee was set up in the early 1970s by the Reverend William R. Rodda, the Rector of St Andrew’s, Leigh, to provide a free Christmas lunch for the over 60s of the villages of Batcombe, Chetnole and Leigh. It has taken place every year since then.
The meal takes place on the first Sunday of December in Leigh Village Hall, and consists of a sherry on arrival, then a full turkey lunch with all the trimmings, followed by either Christmas pudding and cream or fruit salad. The meal is finished off with a cup of tea and cheese and biscuits.
Fund raising events are run throughout the year to provide the money to cover the cost of the meal. There is also a donations box for those who feel inclined to contribute towards the costs.
To qualify for the meal, villagers must be over 60 years old and resident in Batcombe, Chetnole or Leigh. Invitations are sent out in October.
If you do not already receive an invitation and would like to in future, please contact either Brian and Margaret Read (01935 872 356) or John and Fiona Parks (01935 873 603).