Volunteers from a popular pizza restaurant produced some Christmas cheer by putting on a special festive spread for people suffering from mental illness.

A team of seven from Pizza Hut visited The Bridge in Harrow – a day centre run by charity Rethink Mental Illness – to provide the feast for those who make use of the facility.

Kenza Dairi, from Rethink Mental Illness, explained that the centre promotes therapeutic activities such as arts and crafts, yoga and gardening, and that the meal was a great opportunity for everyone to come together.

She said: “It’s wonderful that the team from our charity partners, Pizza Hut Restaurants, volunteered their time and brought their festive cheer to Harrow.

“Rethink Mental Illness works directly with about 60,000 people with mental illness every year, and services like The Bridge are a lifeline for so many people.

“Mental illness affects everyone differently but social isolation can be a big problem for many, largely because there is still so much stigma which surrounds it.

“The Bridge is a real hub in the community and all coming together for Christmas dinner this year was really special.”