Billinge and Garswood Christmas Day Lunch

This year, volunteers from the area are planning an event on Christmas Day – Billinge and Senely Green Community Christmas - whereby local Billinge and Garswood residents will be invited to attend a traditional 3 course lunch, complete with carols, presents, entertainment, and all the cheer of the festive season. 

The event is being entirely run by volunteers, and St Aidans Primary School in Billinge have very kindly allowed them to use their kitchen and dining room facilities for the occasion. 

For the Billinge and Senely Green event, they are hoping to accommodate up to 50 guests, and the invitation is open to anyone who may find themselves alone on Christmas Day – be they elderly, living with a mental or physical health condition, socially isolated, or simply find themselves alone for whatever reason. As long as they are over the age of 18 they will be welcome to attend.

They will also require many more volunteers to help in the run up to the event and of course on the day itself – without this generous support, this event can’t happen. Volunteers can be any age but all children need to be accompanied by an adult – and the more people who come along to help, the merrier! Whatever amount of time you can contribute will be more than welcomed.

It is sure to be a fun and happy day and is a wonderful opportunity for all sections of the community to come together in a party atmosphere. Christmas can be a wonderful time, and in the run up to it we are frequently bombarded by adverts, programmes and images of large happy groups of people celebrating together. The reality is that for significant sections of any given community, this does not happen and they find themselves alone on the day, when they would really rather not be.

That is why the community is coming together this year to celebrate Christmas Day in the true spirit of the season. It is hoped that by attending this event, guests will also be able to access signposting advice on any concerns or issues they may have going forward (for example, by volunteers giving out some of the Council’s Winter Warmer packs on the day, this may assist some guests to access help in keeping warm throughout the Winter). It is also hoped that new friendships will be forged and this all combines to create a positive legacy which will last well beyond Christmas Day.

Anyone wishing to put themselves forward as a guest, or who knows someone who may wish to attend, should email Yulehelp@hotmail.com, or alternatively can telephone 07598 506871.

In addition, if anyone would like to volunteer, or make a donation towards the event, please also get in touch using the above contact details. Any help at all will greatly appreciated!

 

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
Halton Office: 01928 592 405

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

 

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.