Case Studies

I had nothing else to do on Christmas Day and it ended up so much better than expected when I bumped into an old friend

Events and Activities

We want everyone to be able to look forward to Christmas Day and so our free website listing is there to help spread the word. We would like to hear from anyone who offers companionship to older people on Christmas Day whether it involves a full Christmas Lunch or a cup of tea, whether it is free or at a cost, whether there is transport provided or not. Cooking a turkey for one is impractical and booking a table for one is unappealing. By working together we can make a difference to our older people and our communities.

Tell us about a current Christmas Day event or activity

If you, or someone you know, already offer a meal or activity on Christmas Day that welcomes older people then we would love to be able to include the details on our website. Please complete our form so we can include the venue.

Organise something new

In order to support as many older people as possible Christmas Day events and activities are needed all around the UK. If you would be interested in becoming an lunch organiser, showing a film in a village hall or perhaps getting a group together to go to a local pub or restaurant take a look at our FAQs then please contact us for more information.

Volunteers

Local volunteers are key to ensuring that the needs of the older people in their community are met on Christmas Day. See what is happening in your area on our locations page so that you can register your interest and find out more.

If there is nothing happening then why not be the first? Perhaps you can get a group together to go to a local pub or restaurant.

Many of our Friends and Partners welcome enquiries from volunteers interested in making a difference through the year and this can often lead to new friendships and the ability to provide a better Christmas in the future.

Take a look at our FAQ and then please contact us to find out more about the options and how we can support you.

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stats

17% of older people are in contact with friends, family and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month

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87% of older people want a traditional Christmas spent in company, to help contact us now on 0844 443 0662