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Millbrook Army Reserves serve disadvantaged young people Christmas lunch

21st December 2018

Millbrook 457 Battery Royal Artillery Army Reserves brought some Christmas spirit to Southampton this week, with a three-course meal for those young people supported by local charity No Limits.

The Royal Artillery Army Reserves fundraised for the event, preparing, cooking and serving the food to disadvantaged young people in Southampton who might not otherwise have a festive meal this year. The young people were also treated to Christmas puddings courtesy of local independent bakery, Pure Bake. No Limits’ Youth Ambassadors had a great experience organizing the event.

Kate Anderson, Trainee Youth Worker at No Limits, said “It was such an uplifting occasion for all the young people to come together and celebrate Christmas. For many of the young people, this would have been their only Christmas dinner, and so it would have been such a memorable experience. Thank you to the 457 Battery Royal Artillery Army Reserves, Pure Bake and the No Limits Youth Ambassadors for fundraising for the meal and for volunteering your time to make it happen.”

For many young people, No Limits is a safe place to go to for advice and support when facing difficult circumstances in life. Abbey, a Youth Ambassador who helped to organise the Christmas meal said “It was nice to feel useful and needed. It gave me a purpose for the day and took my mind off things. It was a really good day and I got a lot out of it. It was nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.”


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