Thinking of you at Christmas
Christmas can be a very lonely time, especially for older people who have lost their loved ones and have been left as orphans or widows alone in the world so at Time to Talk Befriending we reach out and support older people who feel lonely during the festive season.
We have been running our ‘Thinking of you at Christmas’ campaign on a small scale in Brighton and Hove since 2014. We were awarded the accolade of ‘Best Partnership and Collaboration’ by Community Works in 2016 for our work. There are so many older people living in our neighborhoods who feel alone and forgotten that would benefit from being connected to our service. We aim to ‘honour our elders’, connect people together and engage with individuals to reduce feelings of chronic loneliness.
This year we have committed to providing up to 120 Christmas meals across Brighton and Hove. They will be lovingly prepared by local Food & Consumer Expert and chef to the stars, Kate Moore. We will recruit 50+ volunteers to help us on Christmas day to deliver the special meals, heat them and befriend older people who would otherwise be invisible and alone. The meals will be accompanied by personalised homemade cards made by local Primary school children who have always been extremely well received in the past.
How can you help?
Who is Kate Moore?
Kate’s festive recipes