Kind-hearted Catering team members at Highbury College, Portsmouth, have cooked up around 50 Christmas dinners for homeless people staying at the Salvation Army's Hope House in Milton.

Sector Lead Tony Hickey, Chef Instructor Matt Sussex, Chimes team member Amy Benham and Level 3 Patisserie student May Berry served up roast turkey and all the trimmings, sponge pudding & custard and mince pies to the residents.

It was the third year on the trot for May who said: "It's good, it makes your Christmas better." Amy agreed: "Just to see peoples' faces, it's lovely."

Salvation Army Programme Co-ordinator Claire Haque commented: "We do our best here but we don't do anything this professional. We all really appreciate it."

One of the grateful clients, Oona, said: "It was very nice indeed, very well presented and there's a lovely atmosphere."

Matt added a big thank you to catering suppliers R Owton and Harvest Foods for donating the meat and vegetables free of charge and to The Tenth Hole, of Southsea, who provided a festive yule log.

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  • Date 15/12/2015