As usual, the folk at The Dish have been very much thought of by the wider community. Plans have been underway for months: St. Patrick’s Asquith Children’s Choir have been preparing their repertoire of songs to share with our friends on the Tuesday before Christmas when their Church folk were preparing and serving the meal. Some of the Staff of Pymble Ladies’ College were spending their final day at School filling 25 bags with gifts bestowed on us over the year, supplemented by the PLC staff as well – wrapping them and preparing cards for each bag – labelled according to it being for a man or woman, and according to size (of person!).
Staff at Central Finance Management Group approached The Dish some time ago to offer help: they provided hot Christmas Pudding and custard on the day, and as well, many presents – items of clothing and necessaries – to go in the bags prepared by PLC Staff. For some years now the Inner Wheel of North Sydney Rotary Club have been sending up many presents for inclusion into the bags of treats. Thanks to all of these people for their caring for those in need.
The menu was organised weeks in advance as both Janet’s and Alison’s families were to be out of Sydney this Christmas. A Wahroonga family together with a Cathedral family were prepared to be responsible for the Shift supervision and serving. This was marvellous – terrific food: many courses – just like yours at home – and finishing with a bag of goodies for each one there. All the food was fabulous! Home-made Christmas pudding and custard – to die for!
As well, (as if this wasn’t enough already!!) the customers of Bendigo Bank participated in helping by surrounding their Bank’s Christmas Tree with gifts. These were dispatched on Christmas Day.
(Sorry, it took me a long time to get around to posting this – Chris)