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By Donald Turvill
Annan and Eskdale
Free meals until Christmas

SPARKLERS Nursery in Annan is cooking up free meals for the young and elderly in the lead up to Christmas.

And they are calling on anyone who is hungry to help themselves.

Each Friday, 40 nutritious meals will be made up by the nursery cook Rebecca Wood for collection at Atwals Convenience Store with “no questions asked.”

Sparklers’ owner Ros White said: “Our educators and little ones absolutely love being out and about in the community meeting and saying hello to everyone, we have such lovely feedback from all the locals. There is such a great community spirit in Annan and this is just a little something we want to give back to those who might need it and we worry about those who for whatever reason are unable to have a warm meal over the weekend and we can help.

“We were contacted by someone local who wanted to help and thought this was a great idea and we were given a very kind anonymous donation to pay for the 20 meals for December. We then decided to double the amount from 20 “free” healthy meals to 40 “free” meals.

“Last week we prepared the meals and left them in a box at the nursery, however they were not taken. We then tried to think of a way we could make it easier for everyone who might need them to access them. That was when we asked Atwals who were delighted to help, so fingers crossed they get collected from there instead.”

The meals will be prepared and sent to Atwals from 4 pm every Friday up to Christmas.

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