A group of community-minded souls will yet again provide a meal on Christmas Day for those who they cannot face the day alone.

The group, who will be cooperating out of Oswestry's St Oswald's parish centre, in Church Street, will be offering a traditional Christmas lunch between 12noon and 4pm, as well as entertainment and even a small gift to those most in need.

Julie Evans, from the group, is hoping people will come along and spend their day ensuring they are not alone, and hoped that residents would lend their time and support through donations to help fund the day.

"We have some places left for people from the town or the area," she said.

"We're open to people who might think they are vulnerable and not open to spending some of Christmas Day on their own.

"People who are vulnerable, lonely, homeless, disabled and cannot cook for themselves – basically anyone who wants to spend Christmas Day with someone else.

"It will be at the parish centre, next to the church, and we'll have a traditional Christmas lunch, hopefully a bit of Christmas cake, some entertainment and if we can, a small gift.

"We're looking forward to it and we hope that people are kind enough to drop us their donations of gifts or even money for the food, we would be grateful."

Julie added that former mayor Councillor Sandy Best will be giving her time to cook the food.

Anyone wishing to book a spot can all Julie on 01691 828823 or ring the parish office on 01691 652 861, while transport can be provided.