Be part of a compassionate community and help sponsor our Big Christmas Day Lunch

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Image captionH&F Council's Big Christmas Day Lunch, previously held in Hammersmith Town Hall

No one should have to spend Christmas Day alone.

That’s why we’re holding our largest-ever Big Christmas Day Lunch on 25 December 2019 for our older residents. But we need your help.

We’re looking for businesses to donate to our popular annual celebration which will help us cover the cost of the event.

There is also the chance to sponsor parts of the day. From the Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings to the fully accessible door-to-door transport service so all our local older residents can enjoy the party.

Donations

Make a donation

Your contribution will also help us provide live entertainment plus qualified carers and a team of volunteers who will ensure all guests are well looked after. Not to mention, a lovely gift for them to take home too!

A number of businesses have already kindly donated to the event.

We’d like to thank John Parnham Funfairs, which gave £4,000, Westfield London, Horton and Garton and Huckletree West for their donations.

“This is a fantastic event and a great way to give back to the community,” said John Parnham, owner of John Parnham Funfairs. 

“We will continue to support this fabulous event which gives older residents who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day a day to remember."

Some residents from local veterans’ housing charity, Stoll, attended last year’s Christmas lunch and are looking forward to returning.

“We would just like to thank all the wonderful people who came and collected our residents at Stoll Mansions at Fulham. They had the most amazing day and cannot wait for next year, thank you once again,” said Tara Farrell, Stoll Independent Living Support Worker.

The event on 25 December 2019 is from 11am-3pm (doors open 10am) and free door to door transport can be provided.

Volunteers

We've had a fantastic response to our call for volunteers to help on the day and all volunteer posts are now full.

Attending as our guest

We are sorry but applications for the Big Christmas day lunch have now closed. The event has proved very popular and the guest list is full.

Applications for the 2020 event will open next October.

If you have any questions please contact us at events@lbhf.gov.uk.