Here are seven restaurants, churches and community groups in the Burnley area offering free Christmas dinners for vulnerable people

Christmas is the time for merriment and togetherness – but some people simply cannot afford it, or might be lonely on the big day.

That’s why numerous kind-hearted folk in the town have rallied together to offer festive fun for all ages for free.

The following events are designed to support people who are homeless, lonely or living in poverty.

See our photo gallery for seven restaurants, churches and community groups in the Burnley area offering free Christmas dinners for vulnerable people:

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