Volunteers help put together Christmas lunch for Sinfin’s elderly residents

Volunteers, businesses, community groups and a local church came together to put on a Christmas lunch for over 50 of Sinfin’s elderly residents.

The lunch was held at Sinfin Moor Church on Monday 12th December for the local elderly community in Sinfin, many of whom will not have family and friends to spend Christmas with this year. It was not only an opportunity for them to celebrate Christmas but also helps build links and friendships between the elderly and the vulnerable over the Christmas period and beyond.

In the lead up to the event volunteers, including Sharon Booth from our Community Safety team and her friend Jane Buxton worked tirelessly to collect financial donations, food donations and gifts from all across Derbyshire to ensure the residents had a great time.

Imke Goalby, Neighbourhood Partnership Manager and Karen Ratcliffe, Local Area Co-ordinator worked hard in obtaining donations for the raffle.

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Cabinet Member for regulatory services and also a ward Councillor for Sinfin said:

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. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who contributed.The amount of time and effort all the volunteers put in is incredible. they have put on a fantastic afternoon for many of the local residents and have made a massive difference to the lives of many of the elderly people in the community.

Special thanks to:

Sinfin Community Centre

Loscoe Chilled Foods

Sainsbury’s

Chris Wrights Butchers

Mathew Walkers

B&Q

Asda

Morrisons – Flowerworld

And lots more local businesses