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£645raised of £1,500 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £645 to provide a Christmas Dinner and Party for members of the community that would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone.

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    Funded on Wednesday, 20th December 2017

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    This coming Christmas Day, my family and I are hosting an event at a local hall, which we are calling ‘Christmas Together’. Over the last few years I have become increasingly aware of how lucky we are to be able to spend Christmas as a family, when so many people spend it alone. Age UK states that over 1 million older people are dreading Christmas, as that is the time of year that they feel the most lonely. Loneliness at Christmas isn’t only an issue for older people; in a world where social events are becoming fewer and community spirit isn’t as strong as it once was, adults of all ages will find themselves spending Christmas alone or away from their families this year.

    We plan to host dinner and a party for 100 people who would otherwise be spending Christmas alone. It is a chance for people to be able to meet others in the area, socialise, get out of the house and enjoy Christmas. We plan to provide a Christmas Dinner, some drinks, music, good fun, and extend people’s social circles, so that next year, they hopefully won’t need to spend Christmas alone. Many people have become reliant on social media to keep in contact with others, and we hope to give people the opportunity to talk and spend time with others face to face. 2017 will be our first year hosting the event and we are all very excited. So as not to exclude anyone, and in the spirit of Christmas, we have decided to make the event free and will give tickets to anyone who would like one while they are still available. We are relying on donations to make the event a success. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and will help make this Christmas special for our guests.

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    • Leonie Atherton2 months ago
      Leonie Atherton

      Leonie Atherton

      2 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU so much for all your wonderfully kind donations to Christmas Together. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we have raised our funds early and will be able to provide our guest with an extra special Christmas. 6 days and counting...in the words of Shakin’ Stevens and millions of other people - “Merry Christmas Everyone.”

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    33

    • Paul Curry

      Paul Curry

      Dec 17, 2017

      #welldone

      £10.00

    • Claire Leathley

      Claire Leathley

      Dec 17, 2017

      Lovely idea.

      £10.00

    • Nicole Stewart

      Nicole Stewart

      Dec 11, 2017

      Sorry it’s late but hope it helps. It’s fantastic what you’re doing 😘 xx

      £20.00

    • Linda Baillie

      Linda Baillie

      Dec 9, 2017

      Hi Leonie, lovely, kind and generous idea for those who are alone. So proud of you! Linda Baillie

      £10.00

    • Mandy Johnson

      Mandy Johnson

      Dec 4, 2017

      You are doing something amazing..💕x

      £10.00

    • Lee Soar

      Lee Soar

      Nov 25, 2017

      Wish everyone a Merry Xmas and hope you have a great day, which I know you will have with Leonie and her family x

      £20.00

    • Lavinia Knight

      Lavinia Knight

      Nov 15, 2017

      Really proud of your total selfless act! Well done from Lavy Knight ❤️

      £10.00

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