One group of teenagers had an unconventional and early Christmas lunch last week – substituting turkey for take-away.

The young people staying at St Mark’s Hostel unanimously voted to have a takeaway as a Christmas meal following the promise of a donation from Crill Canavan.

The Christmas gift from the law firm also provided for vouchers for each of the residents from either JD Sports or New Look.

The manager of the hostel, Kevin Parr Burman, said that the meal and vouchers had both been really well received.

‘This was something that they have not had here before. Although we offered turkey, they all decided they would prefer a take-away to a traditional Christmas meal. It was a very welcome addition,’ he said.

St Mark’s is a residential centre for people between the ages of 16 and 18 who are homeless. It can accommodate nine young people who are assisted towards establishing themselves in the community.

Crill Canavan’s senior partner Advocate Nuno Santos-Costa said: 'The partners of Crill Canavan are very pleased to be able to make this contribution. We hope it made a difference to these teenagers to have a meal together and feel that they are part of Christmas too.'

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Advocate Nuno Santos Costa
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