Fareham Christmas Day Lunch
It was a different Fareham Christmas Day lunch experience this year but our guests were delighted to receive socially-distanced doorstep visits from volunteers on Christmas morning. Many volunteers and guests got into the Christmas spirit by dressing in festive outfits and shared some good cheer while still adhering to current Coronavirus rules.
101 guests received Christmas hampers containing gifts and a pre-cooked Christmas meal along with other Christmas fare. Guests were given a Christmas magazine which, along with activities such as a word search and Christmas Cracker jokes, also contained information about a pre-recorded Christmas Reflection presented by Christians Together in Fareham and the three ‘Revs’ from Holy Trinity with St Columba.
Although we were unable to welcome local people who would otherwise be alone on the day to St John’s Hall this year, our guests were delighted with our “alternative Christmas Lunch 2020”. Our volunteers really entered into the Christmas spirit too – here are some comments from guests and volunteers:
“It was lovely to have a visit – they must have been very cold but they sang their hearts out for me!”
“The visit was good and I really enjoyed the hamper – thank you to everyone”.
“Met some really lovely people and they were pleased and happy to receive a visit.”
“It was a fun and fulfilling way to spend part of our day.”
“I can’t even begin to imagine the difference it will have made for each individual, and our involvement in it has been one of our proudest achievements in an, otherwise bleak, year.”