WARRINGTON Open Door at Christmas (WODAC) is returning for its 28th year to spread festive cheer to homeless and isolated people.

Between Christmas and New Year's Day, St John's Church in Wilderspool Causeway plays host to a special community event, bringing friendship and support to those in need of help.

Run entirely by volunteers, WODAC offers shelter, food and home comforts to individuals and families over the eight-day Christmas period.

As well as a hearty meal and a safe space, guests will be able to enjoy party games, bingo and quizzes, as well as make use of hairdressers, beauticians, cake makers, singers and the popular craft workshop.

The team at St John's Church is always on the hunt for interesting activities to offer guests and anybody with specific talents they wish to share should get in touch.

Andy Willis, WODAC chairman, said: "All of the people who volunteer for WODAC do so for free.

"All of the food, money and services are donated by members of the community, businesses and schools.

"Without these kind donations from the people of Warrington, WODAC simply would not exist.

"If you feel that you can help at all or would like to donate money, food or clothing please visit our website (www.wodac.org.uk) where you will find a list of items we urgently require, drop off points and a just giving link.

"If you do not have access to the internet or having difficulty finding the information you require, please do contact us on 07933029976.

"If you wish to volunteer, you can also contact us via our website.

"All volunteers must complete the online volunteer registration form.

"We are especially looking for experienced kitchen staff and mini bus drivers."

You can also call WODAC if you require transportation to the service.

WODAC will be open from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day, with lunch served at 12.30pm.