Following the success of an event that has taken place over the last two years, 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 previous years they hope to provide a full Christmas meal with all the trimmings, and a little gift from Santa, to more than 60 of Sinfin’s older and vulnerable people.
The lunch at Sinfin Moor Church on Monday 18th 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 would like to provide each resident with a small hamper type gift to help them celebrate over the Christmas period. They are looking for support such as food/gift/luxury donations suitable for these hampers, 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.
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:
- Sharon Booth – 07812 301329 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sharon Sewell – 07812 300154 email@example.com
- Wendy Bird -01332 643553 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward Councillor for Sinfin, Baggy Shanker, said:
“I’m very pleased 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 over 60 people enjoyed an absolutely fantastic afternoon because of the hard work of Sharon and the team and the generous donations they received.
I would urge any business or individual who could help by donating items for this year’s event to contact Sharon and the team as it will make a massive difference to the lives of many elderly people in the community.”