More than 60 local people were treated to a lunch in the Guildhall on Christmas Day, thanks to the St Ives Community Fund.
Chef John Meney, normally found in the kitchen at the Polmanter Touring Park, led a hard-working team, producing a high quality roast meal, complete with Christmas pudding dessert.
A front of house team kept the food coming for the guests, who would otherwise have found themselves alone of Christmas Day.
Colin Nicholls (pictured, right), a fund trustee, told the diners: “A Happy Christmas! It is a great occasion for St Ives to offer something different — something free, something exciting, and something that binds us together.”
He asked those who wanted to attend to register at his shop, Colenso’s, where items which had been donated by local businesses and individuals were also dropped off.
There was musical entertainment, too, from Chris Ryan and Lucy Frears.
Thanks to these people for donations
For meat (there was a choice of turkey, beef, or gammon), and the vegetable nut roast: Polmanter Touring Park, Phil and Rebecca Osborne, Karl and Wendy Cryan (The Loft), Kate Skipper, the Royal British Legion, Keith Barnes.
Vegetables: West Country, Allotment Deli.
Sauces: Sarah Stevens, Keith Barnes, Liz Angus, Polmanter Touring Park.
Desserts: Helen Mulhern Plummer, Denise Trevorrow, Sarah Stevens, Polmanter Touring Park, Liz Angus, Rodda’s.
Beers, wines, and soft drinks: Marco Amura (Brewhouse Café), Carl Burdett, Nick Simpson (Pilchard Press Alehouse), Michelle Donnelly, Co-Op.
Crackers: Sarah Stevens, Rhea Kitson, Gareth Langton, Keith Barnes, Co-Op.
Venue: St Ives Town Council.