A Bristol-based charity which works to combat loneliness is
calling for volunteers who can spare a few hours on Christmas day to help at
their Christmas event. What's more, they have spaces for guests at this special lunch, which will
take place at 3 venues across the city.
Marmalade Trust, who launched in 2013, will be hosting three
events on Christmas day at restaurants around Bristol. They will be providing a sit-down Christmas
lunch specifically for people who would otherwise be on their own, and
particularly older people in the city.
Amy Perrin, Founder of Marmalade Trust says:
are a lot of people living in our communities who are experiencing loneliness
and social isolation. Marmalade Trust
aims to identify these people and reconnect them with their communities."
At this time of year, the focus is very much about Christmas Day. Amy continues:
"Christmas day can be particularly
tough if you are on your own. We aim to
identify the people in our communities who would otherwise be on their own and
our volunteers collect them from home, take them to a Christmas day meal and
then return them home afterwards. We
fundraise for the meals - which are held at local restaurants, so that every
guest can be invited as a 'friend'."
Margaret, a guest at last year's event says:
“I have spent
many Christmas's on my own. It was so
lovely to be invited out on Christmas day. It used to be a very lonely time
all on my own, and now I have friends in the same boat to spend it with."
In order to be eligible to attend one of the lunches, guest
- Otherwise be on their own on Christmas day
- Living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or the surrounding areas
must be booked in advance by calling 07511 630 027
Marmalade Trust relies on volunteers to make this event so
special, and this year they are also calling for local people who have a few
hours to spare to support at the events in the run up to Christmas, and on the day. if you would like more information please
call Amy on 07511 630 027
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