Statistics show that up to half a million older people in Britain will spend Christmas alone this year.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, a time when families get together, festive food is shared, presents are opened and goodwill is in abundance. But what about all those people for whom Christmas is a reminder of their loneliness, a time of past memories and present sadness, despair and depression?
Many people tell us they have no visitors at all and have the TV on just for the company, others tell us Christmas is just another day or I will be glad when it’s over. To add to the problem most clubs that run throughout the rest of the year close over the holiday period.
The Clubs are providing some festive cheer for those in the local community who face Christmas day alone. There will be a warm welcome at the Waveney Centre, Beccles, for anyone who wishes to come along for lunch.
There will be Christmas carols and plenty of fun but most of all there will be lots of company.
at the Waveney Centre, Beccles
Come and join us for a three coarse lunch, fun and entertainment.
Christmas Menu :
Homemade Soup with Crusty Bread,
Honey Glazed Ham, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef served with Salad, Pickles and New Potatoes/Baked Potatoes.
Christmas Pudding with Cream/Custard/Brandy Sauce, Trifle or Ice Cream,
Cheese and Biscuits, Coffee/Tea and Mints.
We are happy to cater for special dietary needs, please ask when booking.
Transport can be provided if necessary and wheel chairs and walking frames can easily be accommodated so there is no excuse not to join us. You don’t need to spend Christmas day alone; we have space for around 80 people and would be delighted to hear from you.
If you would like to help create a Happier Christmas for those on their own and can volunteer a little time on Christmas Day, we will be pleased to hear from you.
It only takes a little time to make a big difference, so even if you have only an hour to spare, give us a call on one of the telephone numbers above.