A BIG-hearted Gornal nurse is calling on people to get their nominations in to make sure elderly and vulnerable people do not go without Christmas dinner this festive season.

Anne Houghton plans to cook and deliver Christmas dinners to elderly people across the borough after seeing first-hand how loneliness and isolation affects the lives of older people.

Last month she set up the Shirley Ash Feed the Elderly at Christmas Appeal, named in honour of her much-loved late grandmother, calling on people to donate food.

Since then, she has been inundated with donations and says she been amazed by the generosity of people in her community.

Anne, who is currently on maternity leave from her role as a ward sister at Russells Hall Hospital, said: "We have enough to feed 500 people, but we haven't had many nominations."

The 39-year-old is calling on anyone who thinks they know somebody who will benefit from a meal, such as the elderly or ill, to get in touch.

She said: "Most people know one person on their street who needs help."

Anne, along with her daughters Chelsey, Shannon, Toni-Ann and Rubie will spend Christmas Eve preparing the meals, before delivering them on Christmas Day.

Since launching the appeal in October, Anne has been given use of a large kitchen by Sedgley Community Church, while others are donating their time to help cook.

To make a nomination, email Anne at annewhorton@hotmail.co.uk by November 30.