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Peter's invite for the lonely

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Peter's invite for the lonely thumbnailPeter Parke with his son Darius and daughter Deanne have issued an invite for those who are lonely or alone to join them for Christmas dinner.

A BIG-HEARTED Bushmills man has opened his arms as well as his front door to the elderly, the vulnerable or someone who might want some company this Christmas. Peter Parke, who lives in the Mount Pleasant area, issued an invitation for two people to join him and his two teenagers for Christmas day dinner as well as fun, games and some chat.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Peter said the idea came about after watching a television programme which revealed a higher number of elderly people pass away around the Christmas period, allegedly due to broken hearts.
Peter added: "I'm not ashamed to say I cried at the thought of that. My son Darius is 16, he'll be leaving school next year and has already been accepted into the Royal Irish Regiment, and my daughter Deanna is 14 and I know they won't be at home forever.
"For some of the elderly and lonely at Christmas, it might be the case that their children have grown up and moved away from the country, or some of them perhaps have never had a family.

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