Homeless youths gather to celebrate Christmas



LOCAL youths without a place to call home on Christmas Day celebrated in a different fashion.

A group of youngsters relied on the generosity of Roseberry House to help celebrate the Christmas festivities many of us take for granted.

Local youth worker Bob Carlson said each year Roseberry House hosted local homeless youths, offering them a place to call home for Christmas.

'We do the same sort of things you do at home,' Mr Carlson said.

'We have lunch, give them gifts, play a few games and just have a laugh.'

As well as the regular Roseberry House residents, this year's Christmas lunch also offered refuge for a couple of walk-in visitors looking for something to eat and a place to spend the day.

Mr Carlson said many of the youths looked forward to spending Christmas in Roseberry House each year because they saw it as their home and those in it as their family.



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