8 great places in Norfolk and Suffolk offering Christmas dinners to those on their own

PUBLISHED: 10:27 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:28 05 December 2017

Volunteers serving lunch at Open Christmas Dinner for the homeless 2016  at Retroskate, Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth. Photo by Belinda Roll

Volunteers serving lunch at Open Christmas Dinner for the homeless 2016 at Retroskate, Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth. Photo by Belinda Roll

Belinda Roll

If you or someone you know is in need of a place to go for Christmas dinner this year, here’s a look at some of the locations across the region where you can go to celebrate...

1. Norwich Open Christmas, St Andrews Hall 11am–5pm

Contact 07785 117273 for transport.

2. Great Yarmouth Open Christmas, Sports Hall, Marina Centre, 11am–5pm

Visit for transport.

3. Salvation Army Citadel, Norwich, 10.45am – Lunch at 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Contact 01603 620 747 for transport.

4. Salvation Army, Lowestoft, Community Hall, 12noon–3.30pm

Contact 01502 539 118 for transport.

5. Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 12–4pm

Contact 01760 722 800 to book your place.

6. Salvation Army, Community Hall, Dereham, 11am–3.30pm

Contact 01362 696341 or email for transport.

7. Stadbroke Court, Lowestoft, 12 noon, lunch 12.30 pm, (£5)

Contact 01502 322799 to book your place

8. Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham

Please contact John for information on booking by calling 01692 405119.

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