Christmas lunch for Thame’s elderly

Guests at last year's lunch
Guests at last year's lunch

A Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings is being laid on for vulnerable and isolated elderly Thame residents.

For the second year running organisers plan to pick up and drop off guests on the day, which will include a pre-lunch drink, gifts and hopefully some entertainment.

Organiser Kathy Thomas said: “Last year was a huge success and we had some fabulous guests and volunteers alike.

“This year we are hoping to reach out to even more of the vulnerable elderly folk of our town and ensure they all know about this event.

“If anyone knows of a friend or neighbour or cares for someone normally but will be away for Christmas Day, we would love for them to join us for a complementary Christmas Day lunch.”

After being taken to The Birdcage, lunch will be served at 12.30pm and guests will be home in time for The Queen at 3pm.

Organisers are looking for volunteers to help out on the day.

Ms Thomas said: “There are plenty of ways to get involved if you have 30 minutes to spare on Christmas Day: just half an hour to either pick up some folk or drop off, as a listening ear, perhaps you can bring some entertainment. Or you can donate small, age appropriate, non-perishable gifts to hand out from Santa.”

The event is being supported by Sainsbury’s Thame, Thame Welfare Trust and MP Printers.

To find out more email kakhome@me.com or call 01844 217413.