Frequently asked questions
I would like to volunteer. Do I need any special qualifications?
No special qualifications are required other than the desire to help the elderly on Christmas Day.
However if you have special qualifications such as First Aid Training or working with hearing impaired. We would appreciate your skills.
I would like to volunteer as a Driver. Do I need any special qualifications?
No special qualifications are required but it is essential that you have a valid driving license, a road worthy and legal vehicle and insurance that covers passengers.
(please check with your insurance broker/company if unsure).
My family would like to assist as volunteers on Christmas Day. Can we?
As we will be concentrating on our guests, unfortunately we are not able to enrol children to our list of volunteers.
I know an Elderly person who should participate in the Christmas Day Party. Who do I contact?
The first date the organisation accepts guests for the Party will be announced in the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper and on this website towards the end of November. This gives the committee time to review the number of volunteers and other factors necessary for a successful party.
Can husband and wives attend as guests?
The organisation gives priority to persons who will be alone on Christmas Day. However couples may be included if they are both over 60 and there is sufficient space.
Is there an age requirement to attend?
We feel that we can benefit guests who are 60 years and older.
Will a guest be excluded if there is a medical problem?
No, the organisation will always have medically trained personnel at the event to assist if there are any problems. Also we request a brief medical history in order that the volunteers who manage and transport the guests with a medical condition will be knowledgeable in case a situation arises.
Are guests excluded if they are using a wheelchair?
No, We make accommodations for persons with special requirements. Guests using wheelchairs or walking aids are welcome.
How do I know if the driver is from The MK Christmas Day Party for the Elderly?
All volunteer drivers will have an ID Badge from the organisation. If you are unsure please call Ruth Seabrook an the number provided on the confirmation letter you will receive following your booking.