A KEIGHLEY community centre threw open its doors for the fourth Christmas Day running to provide a festive dinner.

Volunteers at Central Hall in Alice Street laid on the meal to bring together people who would otherwise be alone.

Centre manager Julie Lintern said a hard-working, dedicated team of volunteers were delighted to welcome so many people to the building at Christmas.

She said: “People of all ages and backgrounds came to Central Hall to be with company on Christmas Day.

“Volunteers collected attendees by minibus, cooked and even formed a singing group to sing a selection of seasonal carols.”

Julie, who volunteers to organise the annual event, said the hall had reopened in 2011 with the intention of benefiting the community.

She said: “Being able to use the building to for people to gather on such an occasion is exactly what it should be used for.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the small team of volunteers without whom I would be lost.”

Central Hall is run by Community Action Bradford and District, a support organisation for local voluntary and community groups.