COVID won’t cancel Christmas in Cardigan.

That’s the message from a group of local organisations who have got together to arrange a free hot Christmas meal for those who need it in the town.

With the usual seasonal helping hand get-togethers cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions, local groups and volunteers have come together to work out a way of spreading socially-distanced festive cheer around the town on Christmas Day.

The idea is the brainchild of volunteer worker Gwyneth Jones who enlisted the help of Cardigan mayor Cllr Clive Davies to co-ordinate a meeting between several local organisations.

“We had a virtual meeting between a number of volunteer and charitable groups and quickly brought together a set of actions to reach those who will be missing out on the annual free Christmas dinner,” said Cllr Davies.

“I would like to thank the Community Connectors, CAVO, Age Cymru Dyfed, the Cardigan Covid response group and Hywel Dda Health Authority for their involvement to make this happen in the town,” he added.

The group are looking for funding but the town council agreed at its November meeting to donate up to £1,250 to the project to ensure it goes ahead.

If anyone who like to volunteer to help deliver the meals between noon and 3pm on Christmas Day contact or ring 07402 255010.

“Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye so if you can help this worthwhile cause please get in touch,” said Cllr Davies.