Following the success of an event last year, where businesses, community groups and a local church came together to put on a Christmas lunch for Sinfin’s elderly residents. The same group of volunteers, including Derby City Council employees will be doing it all again this year. Like last year they hope to provide a full Christmas meal with all the trimmings, and a little gift from Santa, to more than 50 of Sinfin’s older and vulnerable people.
The lunch at Sinfin Moor Church on Monday 12th December is a free festive party for the local elderly community in Sinfin, many of whom will not have family and friends to spend Christmas with this year. It is not only an opportunity for them to celebrate Christmas; it also helps build links and friendships between the elderly and the vulnerable over the Christmas period and beyond.
How can you help?
The team are looking for support such as food donations and Christmas gifts from local businesses, community groups and residents to ensure that the event is a success. The group are also looking for a community group/artist to provide some light entertainment on the day. Last year, Irish dancing from the girls of Glendarragh Dance academy, provided great entertainment for the people that came along to the meal.
If anyone wishes to make a donation of food items, raffle prizes or Christmas gifts, to help spread a bit of Christmas cheer, please email or call:
Councillor Joanna West, Ward Councillor for Sinfin said about the event:
“Following on from the success of last year, this event will provide a chance for the elderly and vulnerable to enjoy themselves with a Christmas meal and, more importantly, a few hours of socialising with others and potentially making new friends.”
Councillor Baggy Shanker, Cabinet Member for regulatory services and also a ward Councillor for Sinfin added:
“I’m delighted that Sharon and her team of helpers have once again come together to put on this impressive Christmas meal for the elderly residents of Sinfin and Osmaston, last year about 60 people enjoyed an absolutely fantastic afternoon and I’m sure this year’s event will be just as enjoyable. I would urge any business or individual who could help by donating items for this event to contact us as it makes a massive difference to the lives of many elderly people in the community.”