Let's bring hope this Christmas

With Community Christmas, we want make sure that older people have a place to go to celebrate the festive season. In these difficult times, we know plans can change at the last minute because of covid-19, but that's no reason to lose hope and give up on the Christmas spirit.

Not everyone gets to enjoy Christmas as much as they would like. In fact, for many older people it can be a particularly lonely time.

How does it work? 

Community Christmas is our Christmas campaign. It aligns with our work throughout the year to help alleviate loneliness in older people through social gatherings.

Our plan this year is to:

  • Encourage people to host Christmas events - and list them on our website - occuring on Christmas Day (dinner, tea and mince pies, festive drinks, etc)
  • Phone calls on Christmas Day: actively match anyone aged 75 and over who will be alone with a volunteer to speak with on the day
  • Encourage anyone of any age who will be alone on Christmas Day to use our website to find something in their area they can go to

For all those 75 and over who may be alone on or during Christmas, we offer the opportunity to join social gatherings throughout the year through our year-round work.

Age 75+

If you (or the person you are thinking of) are 75 or older and are looking for somebody to speak with on Christmas Day, please do fill out the application form here and we will be in touch to find out more.  

You can also give us a call on 0800 716543.

Younger than 75

If you (or the person you are thinking of) are younger than 75 please do use our postcode search to find out what is going on in your local area. You can then get in touch with an event organiser directly.

For everyone else

Whatever your age, if you are looking for somewhere to go on December Day for some fun and friendly chat, please use our postcode search to find out what is going on in your local area and get in touch with an event directly. 

If you don't have the time but are keen to help

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, or don’t know anyone to refer, and don’t need anywhere to go. Or maybe you simply want to do more? There are a number of ways you can support us.

Corporates

Do you work for a company that may wish to support our campaign and work throughout the year?  You could join one of our corporate partners - just get in touch with us.

Contact us

Donation

You could make a one-off donation or regular donation here to support our work against social isolation among older people.

Donate online

Fundraising

Itching to get involved in your local community and help raise funds whilst having fun? Check out our A-Z fundraising ideas to find the right challenge for you.

Fundraise for us

Christmas Day used to be such a sad, miserable time for me. Now, I could smile all day and enjoy other people’s company.

Contact us

We have teams across the UK and our national office is in London.

Address

Re-engage
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0DH

Freephone:

0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630