Christmas is of course a time when many of us think of others and are keenly aware of those who will be lonely instead of enjoying the company of loved ones. This can particularly be the case if you have a busy Christmas planned yourself, with your own relatives or friends to look after, and you don’t know what you can do to make a tangible difference to the lives of isolated older people.
By fundraising for the charity, or donating to Community Christmas you can help us reach more older people who don’t wish to be alone. As well as spending Christmas Day with others, which we know 87% of older people want, they could make new acquaintances, friendships and find out about other local events happening in their area throughout the year.
Loneliness isn’t of course exclusive to Christmas, but by being with others on Christmas Day we have the chance to tackle social isolation all year round.
If you want to help lonely older people then please donate whatever you can afford to Community Christmas. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that whilst you enjoy lunch on Christmas Day that you’ve helped a lonely older person to do the same. You can also fundraise for us with your family, friends, workplace or school, see our fundraising ideas from sponsored runs to Christmas bake sales here.
Thank you and from all of us, we’d like to wish you an early Merry Christmas.