MORE than 60 local pensioners were treated to a three-course meal at Milford Haven Youth Centre.

Members of Milford Haven Youth Council hosted the sixth annual pensioners' Christmas lunch recently, planned and served by members of the youth council, and supported by youth workers from Pembrokeshire Youth Services.

Attendees were also treated to Christmas songs by St Francis Primary School Choir.

The event was funded by Pembrokeshire Youth Bank and Milford Haven Town Council with help on the day from Milford Youth Matters, the Neighbourhood Policing Team, and Tesco Community Champion Debbie Mills.

Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service provided winter warmer packages for the pensioners.

Youngsters also created four hampers which were prizes for the Christmas bingo session they hosted after the meal.

“As well as serving a vulnerable demographic in the town, the lunch also acts as a brilliant community event,” said Pembrokeshire County Council youth services' Nick Hudd.

“This event has become well established and supported in Milford Haven and proves young people enjoy playing an active role in serving their community.

“Myself and Andrew Thicker from the fire service believe this is another example of how partnerships benefit the wider community and ensure our resources are targeted appropriately.

“We all value the support we receive from other organisations and we can see the benefits of community cohesion.”