WELCOMING PARTY: Kathryn Goldspink is busy preparing for the Warwick Community Christmas Lunch to be held on Christmas Day.
WELCOMING PARTY: Kathryn Goldspink is busy preparing for the Warwick Community Christmas Lunch to be held on Christmas Day. Samantha Oneil

Festive cheer on the menu for Warwick families in need

AFTER battling depression herself and losing friends to suicide, Kathryn Goldspink was grateful for the support of her family and realised others were not so fortunate.

Kathryn became inspired to organise a Warwick Community Christmas Lunch for Christmas Day with the assistance of Maritta Hutley, Suzette Benz and Lorraine Goldspink.

The mother of two said every year her family enjoyed a large banquet and this year she didn't want others to go without.

The organisers are seeking donations of cash or food items for the event.

"We need items like nibbles, soft drinks, juices, drinks and, closer to the day, fresh salads and fruit," Kathryn said.

"We received various donations from Williams Eggs, Woolworths, Warwick Christian College, Choice Discount Variety Store, Lyons St Butchery, John Dee and the public.

"If everyone donated even something small, it all adds up and helps."

Kathryn said everyone was welcome, from families that might be struggling a little or a lot, to those just feeling lonely and seeking some company.

"It doesn't matter if you've hit rock bottom and don't have a thing to your name, or you've just had a bad year and feel you can't give your family the Christmas you would want to," Kathryn said.

"If I just get to see a smile on someone's face at the end of the day, instead of them sitting at home feeling low or lonely, that would be a great outcome."

Lunch will start at 11am on Christmas Day at the Cowboys Clubhouse.

For donations or to RSVP for the event, call Kathryn on 0401 519 301.



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