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Thursday, December 16, 2004

A few sandwiches short of a picnic

I meant to post this earlier in the week but have been to busy to get around to it. This article was on the front page of last week's Newbury Weekly News.The more I read it the more funny I found it especially the last comment.

Hungry thieves ruin pensioners’ Christmas party

A GROUP of Newbury pensioners were left distraught yesterday (Wednesday) after someone stole the sandwiches for their Christmas party.
More than 70 pensioners attended the party at Fairclose Day Centre in Old Newtown Road on Wednesday afternoon, which was organised by the Newbury branch of the Red Cross.
Party organiser Elizabeth Leigh said: “One of our volunteers spent a lot of time making sandwiches from eight loaves of bread, with good quality ham and turkey.
“Three carrier bags of sandwiches were left in the porch of the day centre’s kitchen at lunchtime and when the volunteer came back 15 minutes later the sandwiches were gone.
“We have looked in all the rubbish bins and searched the day centre but they have never been found. The volunteers and the pensioners are very upset about this, as it has ruined our party.
“The Red Cross has organised this Christmas party for the pensioners for the last 30 years, but nothing like this has ever happened.
“One of our volunteers has gone to get some more bread to make sandwiches, but the whole thing has left a nasty taste in my mouth.”


At 12:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad bugger!


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