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Fareham Christmas Day Lunch

Who can join the Christmas Day Lunch?

The Christmas Day lunch is open to anyone in Fareham who will find themselves alone at Christmas or isolated by caring responsibilities and would enjoy a day out. This is a completely free of charge day for all who attend, although donations are welcomed to support the event for the future.

What happens on the day?

Guests arrive by 12noon. A 3-course lunch with wine is served from 12:30 followed by carol singing and a raffle. After tea and mince pies, guests begin to leave, taking with them a plated tea and a wrapped gift.

Where is it held?

The lunch is held in the church hall of St John the Evangelist Church,  Upper St Michael’s Grove, Fareham PO14 1DN

How do I get there?

If you cannot get there yourself, we can arrange door to door transport to get you there on time and safely home again.  We are helped by individual volunteer car drivers as well as accessible minibuses with a tail lift and room for wheelchairs.

How do I book?

Booking in advance is essential.  Please click here for a link to download a booking form (PDF). Or click here to use our on-line booking form.  Closing date is 29th November.

How is this being funded?

The Christmas Day lunch is co-ordinated by Community First in Fareham. It is funded entirely by donations from the local community and is run by volunteers on the day.

How can I help?

Volunteers:  Thank you for your interest in helping to support Fareham Christmas Day lunch.  To find out more about the role of volunteers, please click this link to view our volunteer vacancy on the Community First Volunteer Wessex page.  Other volunteers help as passenger assistant elves.  Click for details.

Donors: We welcome donations of food, small gifts, table decorations and cash. To avoid duplication leading to waste, we publish a shopping list.  Please click here to view the list. Or call 01329 231899 to offer support. You can make a cash donation through our JustGiving page.

Do you live in Portchester or Stubbington?

Christmas Day lunches may be offered by groups in:

Portchester — call St Mary’s Parish Hall — 02392 321380

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