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A surprise Christmas lunch is being held at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde for 50 members of the local community this afternoon (Thursday).

All of the guests sitting down to enjoy the free Christmas meal have been nominated by other members of the community, as it is felt that they are likely to spend Christmas alone.

A wonderful Christmas meal with all the trimmings, entertainment by way of a choir, a magician, music and games are on offer for the 50 guests over a 3-and-a-half hour period.

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The event has been possible thanks to chefs Kev Webber and Ness Bridgen; Tesco Ryde; Island Foods and the Wightlink Warriors speedway team, who have provided all the ingredients and will be serving the meals. Jody, Dan and the team at Ryde Taxis have provided free transport to and from the stadium.

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