MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven and staff at Tesco’s Skipton store will again join together to prepare for the ‘Great Get Together Christmas Luncheon.’

It will take place on Sunday, December 2, and follows on from a lunch at held at Skipton Town Hall in June.

The event is part of the National Great Get Together, inspired by the late MP Jo Cox, and founded by her family and friends with the ‘More in Common’ partnership, which aims to build a more united society.

The Christmas lunch is at Erymsted’s Grammar School in Skipton from noon to 4pm.

Around 100 Craven residents will be invited to join Rotary Club members and their partners, in “a celebration of companionship and friendship”, which includes a three-course Christmas meal, and an afternoon of entertainment.

David Squire, the chairman of the Community Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven, said:

“Given the recent launch of the first cross-Government strategy to tackle loneliness, it is timely that we should invite some of the residents of Craven to this Christmas celebration of companionship and friendship.

“I am grateful to Tesco Skipton for agreeing to jointly sponsor this lunch, for the support of Age UKs in Craven and Carers’ Resource for their assistance in distributing invitations to guests; and to the students of Craven College and members of Slimming World Skipton, who have offered to assist us on the day.”

Tickets are available, on a ‘first come-first served’ basis, from Carers’ Resource, Skipton and Age UK North Craven.