|Can You Help Local Older Folk Enjoy Christmas Lunch?|
Council asks community to support party at Town Hall
Up to 300 of the borough's older residents who usually spend the festive season alone will celebrate Christmas Day together at Hammersmith Town Hall.
The council's annual Christmas Day lunch has been running for over twenty years, offering people over 60 who would be alone the chance to come together for roast turkey with all the trimmings.
H&F is the only council in the country to provide such a Christmas Day meal and it is on the lookout for individuals or local companies who may be able to provide donations, food, gifts or their time.
If you would like to donate something towards the Christmas Day lunch, either a cash donation towards the event, gifts for the pensioners or volunteer your time, please fill in the Donation Form or the Volunteer Application Form and return it to: The Events Team, 1st Floor, 77 Glenthorne Road, W6 0LJ, by Monday December 10.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8753 2135.
Over 100 volunteers contributed to the day itself last year, from serving Christmas lunch, making sure the guests have everything they need and even joining in with a dance. All volunteer help is invaluable and without their enthusiasm and support, the Christmas Day party would not be possible.
Cllr Marcus Ginn, cabinet member for community care, says: "Christmas is a time for families to be together. Unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to have friends or family around. That is why the council will once again hold our annual Christmas Day lunch party for older people who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.
"We rely heavily on the support of residents and businesses who donate or volunteer to make this special event possible and to me this truly demonstrates the spirit of Christmas."
December 7, 2012