Locals celebrate Christmas with a smile

On Christmas Day almost 2000 people attended Samaritans lunches in Wyong, Singleton and Newcastle.

The day was full of joy and magic as locals came together to enjoy a meal as one big family.

In Newcastle more than 1200 people enjoyed music, games, and a scrumptious lunch.

At Singleton Senior Citizens Centre, 190 people came together for a cheerful lunch. The centre was decorated with Christmas Trees submitted by locals from our 12 Trees of Christmas competition.

In Wyong more than 450 people enjoyed a lunch lovingly prepared by 95 dedicated volunteers.

Of course, the highlight of the day for many, especially our youngest guests, was the arrival of Santa who shared gifts with one and all.

A HUGE thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and everyone who donated to our ‘Shout Lunch’ campaign and Christmas Appeal – we couldn’t have done it without you.

Check out the photos from our Newcastle Lunch below!