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Companionship at Christmas – free lunches for the elderly

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:46 am.

ABBEYFIELD has launched its ‘Companionship at Christmas’ campaign, offering free lunches for the elderly.

Abbeyfield on Bratton Road, Westbury, is offering elderly people a two-course meal free of charge, where they can come and enjoy friendly chat with their residents. This offer is on throughout December, January and February, Monday to Friday.

Abbeyfield said, “Our aim is to welcome in as many older people as we can, to make new friends and to make sure that everybody has somebody to celebrate Christmas with.

“It is estimated that 500,000 older people will be spending Christmas day alone and this simply isn’t on. At a time when others come together to share the festivities, we can do something about it and that’s why we open our doors!

“If you, or anyone you know, is worried about being alone over Christmas, please do get in touch with Abbeyfield and join in the free Christmas events and celebrations happening right through till February.

“Companionship at Christmas relies on the goodwill and support of volunteers and donors. The events, activities and meals provided during the campaign can only be provided for free due to the additional financial and voluntary support we receive. The more money we raise and volunteers we recruit, the more older people we can help over Christmas.”

If you are interested in joining the residents at Abbeyfield in Westbury, or wish to volunteer or donate, please call Jo or Julie on 01373 826779 for details and to book your place.

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