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Festive lunch for City’s homeless at Inverness hotel (04/12/06)
Around 120 homeless people will enjoy a pre-Christmas lunch tomorrow at the Ramada Inverness, on Church Street in the Highland’s capital.
The gathering has been organised by The Highland Council and Ramada Inverness to provide some early festive cheer for people who are either currently or potentially homeless.
Irene McGillivray Operations Manager at Ramada Inverness said: "We are delighted to be able to give a bit of Christmas goodwill to homeless people in our community who must find it very hard at this time of year. Our staff freely give up their own time and energy to help make a difference to the lives of others in the community that we work in."
Iver Forsyth, Highland Council’s Manager of the Waterloo Place Day Centre for homeless people said: “This is now the third year that we have assisted Ramada Jarvis in providing a Christmas lunch for homeless people. Those attending are most appreciative of an excellent meal; some are roofless homeless although the majority are in some form of temporary accommodation while we try to assist them in finding permanent accommodation solutions. All are grateful to the Hotel staff giving of their own time, particularly as there are only limited opportunities to prepare a meal in often very transitory circumstances.”