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We had an elderly gentleman coming to us for the first time who burst into tears when opening his gift - it was the only one he had received.

It’s not just about Christmas Lunch

The initial concept behind Community Christmas was for communities to provide a Christmas lunch and some companionship to the elderly who would otherwise spend the day alone.

However, whilst Christmas lunch will always be popular there are other ways to engage people. We want communities to think about what might be right for them; perhaps an afternoon tea with mince pies, Christmas cake and board games, or what about organising a short walk round the local park with some warming punch and sausage rolls afterwards. Local pubs and restaurants can also do their part by ensuring that people who ‘book alone don’t eat alone’ and putting aside a table where people could dine together and make new friends.

We would love to hear from anyone who wants to make this Christmas the best ever for their community and the older people in it.

No elderly person in the UK should be on their own on Christmas Day unless they want to be

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