MORE than 100 people came together to celebrate Christmas with a difference in Milford Haven.

The sixth annual Christmas Together event at the Pill Social Centre saw people who might otherwise spend the day alone share a festive feast with new friends.

Set up by Mayor Cllr Colin Sharp and his husband Cllr Guy Woodham, the community party is designed to help combat isolation on what can be one of the loneliest days of the year.

Buoyed by £8,500 of Big Lottery funding, this year's Yuletide celebration was the biggest yet.

A delicious dinner was cooked up by chef Clare Hallett and her team of elves, and served to the tune of a piper, who also led a chorus of Happy Birthday to one special guest.

Sparkling wine was provided by Harriet Harrison of Castle School, and soft drinks were sponsored by the Port of Milford Haven.

Extra funds for the day came from Milford Haven Slimming World group.

Entertainment was provided by Ron Tapping, and several members of the town band also helped with the carol singing.

Cllr Sharp said the day was a "brilliant success".

"The day ran really smoothly, it was so lovely to see everybody there and I'm confident everyone enjoyed themselves.

"The Lottery funding made such a difference, because we were able to buy another oven and warming drawer so everyone's dinner came out hot.

"Without a doubt it helped having a professional cook too, the food was unbelievable."

"It was probably one of our best ones yet," he said.

"Every year we get better, and we had more than 100 people attended for the first time this year."

A big thanks went to the 22 volunteers who helped out on the day, and to Darren Briggs and Darrel Walters who purchased turkeys for the days from Cuckoo Mill Farm.