Saturday, 2 December 2017
Those who live alone invited to Chelmsley Xmas dinner
BOSWORTH Community Centre is planning to organise a special lunch for those people who would otherwise spend Christmas Day on their own.
Up to 20 people will be able to share a meal at the Chelmsley Wood venue on December 25.
Figures from Age UK suggest that around 873,000 older people will have little or no contact with anybody else over the festive period.
Charity director Caroline Abrahams said: "For many lonely older people the festive season also brings back memories of happier times in years gone by, reminding them of partners and other close relatives and friends who are no longer around and who they sorely miss."
The community centre's Christmas lunch will be taking place from 12.15-3.00pm. Space is limited, so to reserve a spot call 0121 770 8570.