Milton Keynes Christmas Day Party for the Elderly
Christmas Day is a time to celebrate the joys of the season with the ones we loved.
Unfortunately for some of our elderly neighbours this is not possible.
If you or someone you know will be alone this Christmas consider spending the day with us.
Our event hosts 100 elderly guests with the assistance of 60 volunteers.
The day includes freshly cooked Christmas dinner by our awesome chef, a visit by Father Christmas with his gifts to them and great entertainment.
There is no cost for our guests.
We are a community organisation with amazing volunteers. Our goal is to give elderly neighbours a Christmas gift of friendship and joy which lasts longer than the 25th of December.
On Christmas Day for the last 30 years we have shown the appreciation for our elderly in the area. On this special day, we try to alleviate the pain of loneliness. Volunteers give of our elderly guests the gift of smiles and companionship. Donations give the volunteers the tools to provide a gift. We annually host 100 elderly guests who would be spending Christmas Day on their own.
The day starts when volunteer drivers pick up our guests and transport them to the venue. The guests are greeted at the venue's door by event volunteers. The event volunteer interacts with the guests until the guests depart the event. The activities for our guests include:
A traditional Christmas luncheon prepared fresh by our wonderful professional chef
Listening to the Queen's speech
Tea, coffee, biscuits and a little alcohol to bring in the Christmas cheer
The all important visit from Father Christmas (and our all important elves) who gives each guest a present
Volunteers are critical. The MK Christmas Day Event for the Elderly seeks 60 volunteers to extend their Christmas Day spirit by spending either part or all day at the event. Since many of our volunteers have participated for more than one year, they must enjoy also themselves.
We have now been granted Charity Registration and therefore, now have a registered Charity number: 1176046
A special thanks to you.
Santander - for allowing our event to be held at your venue.
Sodexo - for your contribution to the Milton Keynes Community.
and thank you for all the volunteers and helpers that attended last years event.