The Cornish Times has joined with the Salvation Army in Liskeard this year to help with the church’s annual Christmas Day dinner which is served at their headquarters in Church Street.

The Salvation Army Corps, which last year celebrated its 150th anniversary, is once again busily making plans, together with their friends and volunteers from Liskeard Churches Together, to provide around 40 meals with all the festive trimmings.

This important outreach into the local community helps to provide festive cheer in the company of others for those who would otherwise be spending the day alone, those who may be having a difficult time, and the homeless.

The Cornish Times will be providing the desserts in the form of traditional Christmas puddings and custard, Christmas cake and mince pies, and also a ‘tea’ which each guest is given to take away with them after the lunch.

The paper also asked if there was anything else of a more practical nature we could provide to help the local homeless.

Major Pamela Smith, the minister at the church for Liskeard and district, said a gift of ‘personal flasks’ would be most useful as they can be given out throughout the year as the need arises and can be used for hot drinks, soup or just water.

With the help of all the businesses advertising in this special feature, the paper will be presenting 50 flasks to the Salvation Army, and on top of this, local traders Goldsworthy’s, in Market Street, have most generously donated a further 24 flasks.

There’s much more on the work of the Salvation Army in our community in a special feature in this week’s print edition of the Cornish Times, on sale now.