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£1,940raised of £2,000 target by 68 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,940 to create a festive space full of cheer for people to make lasting bonds in our community on Christmas Day

    Emsworth, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 5th January 2019

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    This is my fourth year of what started as a very small idea with a handful of guests. People say aren't you going to put your feet up this year and give it a miss. I put my hand on my heart and think how could I possibly do that when we had nearly a hundred guests last year. All the people that have supported and volunteered to make this project what it is today have created a community that is reaching out and grabbing people that you and I never see. I have hosted the Emsworth Community Christmas on Christmas day for people who would have necessarily been on their own at Christmas. This year the event is even bigger and the demand is even greater. Last year we happily hosted people for a really sociable Christmas day. No one should feel as though they have no one to spend Christmas with, it is a time of togetherness and joy. We are able to reach out to the vulnerable and isolated and give them a day to be remembered. A day rich in warm conversation, music, delightful food, presents and of course much love and laughter.

    There are times in young and older people's lives when life becomes difficult and times like Christmas are a challenge. I am passionate about creating a day where people can be nourished, loved and be in an environment that is safe. This is a free event for individuals in our community and supported by our community. Days like these make lasting differences in people's lives. Friendships are formed and words are shared that enable people to feel at ease and free of isolation just for a day.

    From now until the Christmas day event, money raised will be spent on employing catering staff, cleaning staff and a huge amount of fresh produce. We will need Christmas decorations for the dining room and the lounge area and the tables need festive decorations too. There are many extras that the day could be enhanced with. Every guest goes home with a wonderful hand painted box of gifts created by children at a local nursery school and handed out by Santa. Every year we have a incredibel free raffle that is hard to beat.

    However much you can donate this event is a truly nourishing it is a heartfelt day of people being in the arms of togetherness and gratitude.

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    • Jessica Bateman6 months ago
      Jessica Bateman

      Jessica Bateman

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We've got our own countdown going on.....5 days to hit our target.

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    • Jessica Bateman6 months ago
      Jessica Bateman

      Jessica Bateman

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      My heart is open, the phone is ringing people are connecting and I'm right on target thanks to you the supporters, who make this project come to life.

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    • Jessica Bateman7 months ago
      Jessica Bateman

      Jessica Bateman

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Come on, just tipped over the half way mark. Thank you to those who have chosen to support Emsworth Community Christmas 2018. It costs £28 to fund a person for our Christmas day.

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/25/2018 13.19

    Supporters

    68

    • Oliver bates

      Oliver bates

      Dec 25, 2018

      Thanks for showing my familiar and I what you are doing this Christmas. Very happy to support you. Merry Christmas.

      £30.00

    • James Fraser

      James Fraser

      Dec 25, 2018

      Great cause! Well done and happy Christmas

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 22, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anita

      Anita

      Dec 21, 2018

      Truly touched by your efforts, wishing you all a truly magical day! :-)

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 20, 2018

      £10.00

    • Stuart and Jayne

      Stuart and Jayne

      Dec 20, 2018

      Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas.

      £250.00

    • Polly Jeffs

      Polly Jeffs

      Dec 20, 2018

      Donating the money I would have spent on Christmas cards to this lovely cause, hope you have a very happy Christmas The Jeffs family

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    Jessica Bateman

    Jessica Bateman

    Emsworth, UK

    I have a huge passion for people and sharing love. I have two vibrant, inspiring and strong willed children. Most of my working life has been self employed with my hands deep in the earth, making outdoor spaces look beautiful and peaceful.

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