A Penge community group ensured that people who otherwise would have been alone this Christmas had a day to remember.

The Melvin Hall Community Group hosted a Boxing Day Christmas dinner for 80 guests, which was organised by Mayor of Bromley Kathy Bance and Councillor Kevin Brooks.

Trustee of The Melvin Hall Community Group, Maureen Kennedy, told News Shopper: "We have had nothing but good feedback and the response was fantastic.

"Penge is a great community and people know what is happening in other people's lives. We had one person who just lost his mum and we bought presents for his children."

A raffle, sponsored by Proctor Estate Agents, was held where money raised provided guests with presents.

Attendees included both young and old.

"The youngest we had was 25," Maureen said.

"His friend told us he had nowhere to go for Christmas. He was very nervous and didn't like being around people. The age of the guests went up to 95.

"We had a range of different people with different needs."

The charity took over Melvin Hall - previously home to a day centre for the elderly - three months ago.

Bridge House in Penge provided the freshly cooked food for the Christmas dinner.

The Melvin Hall Community Group is hoping to host the Boxing Day dinner every year; they will also host a meal at Easter.