Christmas Day lunch for over-60s – be our guest, donate or volunteer

Hammersmith & Fulham residents over 60, who are not having lunch with anyone on Christmas Day, are invited to join us at the town hall on 25 December to enjoy festive food and entertainment and make new friends.

“We want to ensure all our older residents can have a great Christmas”, said Cllr Ben Coleman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.

“Our lunches for people who’d otherwise be alone on Christmas Day are a lot of fun. We hold them every year – the only council in the country do so.”

“This year will be our largest Christmas party yet, with up to 350 guests. The council is putting in funding and we’re grateful to IndependentAge for a generous donation.”  

“H&F is known for its community spirit and generosity and we’re hoping people will pitch in with more donations, and even some time on the day, to help make the event an extra special one.”

Apply now

If you’re interested in coming to Christmas Day lunch at the town hall on 25 December, or know anyone who might be, please apply by 4 December. You can apply using the online form.

Guest application form

Or you can download an application form Christmas Day lunch guest application form (pdf)  and return it to Or please call 020 8753 2135 and we’ll post one to you.


We’re looking for donations towards free transport, a hearty Christmas lunch, entertainment and a Christmas present for older residents who’d otherwise be alone at this special time of year. Please help by making a pledge large or small.

Make a pledge here


We’re also looking for volunteers on the day. Last year, we had 80 wonderful volunteers who served Christmas lunch and made sure the guests had everything they needed – even joining in the dancing. If you’d like to make a difference on Christmas Day, please volunteer.

Volunteer to help on the day

Or download and fill in the pdf form Christmas Day lunch volunteer form (pdf) and return it to