A supermarket saved the day at a special Christmas dinner for the elderly when the oven stopped working.
Organisers of the Ashton Hayes Time Bank organised the festive treat for the elderly residents of the village by sending out invitations, booking the community centre and buying the food.
But disaster struck just before the event when the oven suddenly stopped working.
Organisers momentarily panicked, worried they would have to cancel the meal and disappoint dozens of pensioners, but luckily, staff from the nearby Sainsbury’s store came to the rescue at the last minute.
When a Tarvin resident shopping in the store happened to mention what had happened, the store’s Trading Manager Jan Howe, and Duty Manager, Mike Bolland, decided to donate more than twenty pounds worth of freshly cooked roast turkey from their deli counter, meaning the pensioners could enjoy a hot meal after all.
Jan said: “It was a pleasure to help out.
“We always try to support the local community and we couldn’t bear to think of the pensioners not having their Christmas lunch.”