A PRE-CHRISTMAS celebration planned for volunteers and residents at Beanhill Moorlands Centre WAS ‘rescued’ by their new neighbours - the Milton Keynes based charity MacIntyre.
When the staff member who was to provide a three course Christmas lunch for 40 people unfortunately became ill, the event was in jeopardy, until Beanhill Community Mobiliser Kat Newman approached MacIntyre for help.
The charity will start moving part of their operation into the former Beanhill community centre early in the New Year and had already established links with the busy and proactive Beanhill community.
And they were delighted to be asked to step into the breach on December 13 to co-ordinate the preparation, cooking and serving of roast turkey and all the trimmings for their new friends.
MacIntyre staff and learners who will be based at Beanhill will be involved in the project, alongside some of the Moorlands Centre staff.
“This will be a great way of introducing ourselves to the wider community and we’re delighted to have been asked to help out. MacIntyre people have a long history of catering in the community and I have no doubt we will rise to the occasion. Our learners are already getting quite excited about it,” said Senior Learning Support Worker Louise Taylor.
Kat Newman says she is very grateful for MacIntyre’s help in the emergency. “We’re looking forward to welcoming MacIntyre to Beanhill. I’m sure they are going to be a great asset to the community - and what a way to introduce themselves,” she added.