Homeless treated to Christmas lunch at Belfast City Hall

Geoff Baird, Posh Nosh, Belfast Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon, and Tommy Cordiner from the Welcome Organisation at the City Hall lunch
Geoff Baird, Posh Nosh, Belfast Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon, and Tommy Cordiner from the Welcome Organisation at the City Hall lunch

Scores of homeless people were welcomed to Belfast City Hall on Friday for a free Christmas lunch.

The Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon was joined by a number of charities which work with the homeless, with guests including members of the Salvation Army, Simon Community, Morning Star House and east Belfast’s Methodist Mission.

Three-course lunches with all the trimmings were offered to around 80 homeless attendees, who also got Christmas presents and a sweet treat to take away, while the Salvation Army’s band provided the music.

The Lord Mayor said: “It’s important to remember that at Christmas, while we are at home with our family and friends, it’s very different for those who are alone or without a roof over their heads.

“Throughout my term in office I have worked to highlight the issues faced by what I term ‘our forgotten citizens’, people who are on the margins of our society.”

The food was provided for free by the firm Posh Nosh Ireland.