Don’t spend this Christmas alone
Written by karen on 5 December 2017
Companionship at Christmas in Swale (CAC)
Christmas can feel like a very lonely time of the year for some people. But thanks to “Companionship at Christmas”, it doesn’t have to be that way for Swale residents.
Now in its 26th Year, the programme is organised by Swale CVS and is completely free for anyone taking part. Transport brings guests to Phoenix House in Sittingbourne, where guests can enjoy a Christmas Dinner, entertainment and most importantly, company.
Our guests, who are usually lonely, elderly, possibly housebound and do not have family nearby, and Christmas can be a time where they feel most vulnerable and lonely.
Guests can come along on Christmas Day & Boxing Day (or both). Places are limited, however, so advance booking is essential.
To book call Julia or Zoe at Swale CVS on 01795 473828. Alternatively, you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Companionship at Christmas is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who work hard to make sure all the guests have an enjoyable time. New volunteers are always welcome, so get in touch with the team, using the details above, if you can spare a few hours this Christmas.
34 – People volunteered over the Christmas period last year
960 – Hours were spent supporting elderly & the vulnerable over Christmas
260 – The number of wrapped gifts that were distributed to those alone last Christmas