52 Lives

#30 100 elderly people

Request: Christmas lunch

Today, we are helping to do something kind for almost 100 elderly people who will be on their own over Christmas. Christmas is the time of year where people come together with loved ones, but for some, it can be a time when they feel even more alone.

There are some wonderful charities doing amazing work to bring people together and combat loneliness, and we want to do what we can to help.

The Link Visiting Scheme in Berkshire is hosting a Christmas party for up to 100 elderly people and a Christmas Day lunch for those who would otherwise have no-one to celebrate with. It will also be a time to thank their brilliant volunteers who work all year round to support those in need. 

With funds raised by Gala Bingo, we are delighted to be providing gifts and helping to cover the cost of the event. For some, this will be the only gift they receive that year, so it represents so much more than just a gift – it’s letting them know that they aren’t alone and that there are people out there who care about them.