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No older person should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be

Guest blog – Laurie Cansfield, Marketing Manager at Doxdirect

Christmas may seem like a distant memory now, but it’s sure to be a magical one for all those who attended a Community Christmas event in December. Being the season of goodwill, Doxdirect decided to nominate a cause to support over the Christmas period. The team – and what a lovely team they are – … Read moreGuest blog – Laurie Cansfield, Marketing Manager at Doxdirect

The true meaning of ‘Happy Christmas’ – Day 24 of our Countdown to Christmas

We’re keeping it short and sweet today, as we know you’ve all got a lot to do this Christmas Eve! One of the most heartwarming moments we have had here at Community Christmas took place after a conversation with an older lady after we’d matched her with a local event. At the end of the phone … Read moreThe true meaning of ‘Happy Christmas’ – Day 24 of our Countdown to Christmas

Improving your community is a piece of cake – Day 23 of our Countdown to Christmas

As many will attest, Christmas is a time for cake. There is one thing that makes that slice of cake taste just that little bit sweeter though, companionship. So when you look at that mound of Christmas food in front of you, why not make yourself feel a bit less guilty and a bit more … Read moreImproving your community is a piece of cake – Day 23 of our Countdown to Christmas

‘The best Christmas in years!’ – Day 22 of our Countdown to Christmas

Happy stories really put us in the Christmas spirit as we hurtle towards the big day! One such story happened after we contacted an attendee after Christmas last year so see how his day was. You should have heard his enthusiasm for the day! He was over the moon and so happy to describe the … Read more‘The best Christmas in years!’ – Day 22 of our Countdown to Christmas

Three generations of kindness – Day 21 of our Countdown to Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches we want to share the story of three generations of fantastic volunteers. It all started with one lady who decided to do something different with her Christmas Day, so she offered up help cooking at a local event. She brought along her husband who decided to help out in his own … Read moreThree generations of kindness – Day 21 of our Countdown to Christmas

Kind donors who give more than money – Day 20 of our Countdown to Christmas

We are totally reliant on the generosity of people like you, and some kind partner organisations, to continue our work.  We’ve recently heard from a donor about why she decided to donate to us, especially when it’s such an expensive time of year. Below is what she wrote, and it meant so much to us … Read moreKind donors who give more than money – Day 20 of our Countdown to Christmas

Tell us about your Christmas Day events – Day 19 of our Countdown to Christmas

It’s not too late, we really need you to let us know about your Christmas Day events! Register them on our website at https://communitychristmas.org.uk/contact-us/register-an-event-or-activity/. We know we ask for a bit of information, but it’s all so important in making sure that those people facing Christmas Day alone can find the right place for them. If … Read moreTell us about your Christmas Day events – Day 19 of our Countdown to Christmas

Important decisions on Christmas outfits – Day 18 of our Countdown to Christmas

As Christmas approaches, here’s a short tale from Essex about how much Community Christmas matters. A lady got in touch with us here and let us know that had spent the last 35 Christmas’ on her own. Thankfully, we managed to find her a local event to go to on Christmas Day. She was so … Read moreImportant decisions on Christmas outfits – Day 18 of our Countdown to Christmas

#MincePieMoments – Day 17 of our Countdown to Christmas

Today, we want to reach out to those of you who can’t get involved in a Christmas Day event, by pointing you towards the wonderful Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and the Great Get Together. This Christmas they’re calling on the country to build closer communities through positive connections by sharing mince pies with each … Read more#MincePieMoments – Day 17 of our Countdown to Christmas