A Christmas evening with carols will round off a festive foodbank appeal at the Waterside Café in Chivenor.

Chivenor's Waterside CafeChivenor's Waterside Cafe

The café on the Tarka Trail run by Jimmy Bellieni and his family will be collecting food donations for Northern Devon Foodbank through December.

Then on Friday, December 14 it will host a Christmas evening from 6.30pm onwards, with carols from The Voice choir plus mulled wine and mince pies.

There will also be festive projections projections provided by nearby local business Blackbeam Cinematic, one of those behind the Ilfracombe Remembers show at the Landmark in Ilfracombe.

The evening is free and there is plenty of parking, with people invited to drop in and in Jimmy’s words ‘get that Christmas feeling going’.

The café is now in its third year and Jimmy said: “People still seem to like what we are doing and so many of them come down here just for the wildlife.”