What To Do If You Are Alone For Christmas

If you’re alone this Christmas but wouldn’t mind some company, why not join one of the Christmas dinners on offer in Epsom & Ewell. Please note that you will need to book in advance to attend any of these.

Epsom

Epsom Methodist Church is hosting its annual Christmas Day Lunch for all ages and anyone who wants to come, including those in Epsom & Ewell Borough who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day. The Church has been hosting this event for a number of years and it has proved very popular in Epsom and Ewell, with approximately 75 guests each year.

Venue:
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ

The event is well supported by volunteer help from members of the Church and the community, who get involved in all the cooking, preparation of vegetables, setting up the room, welcoming, entertaining and providing lifts to and from the event for those who have no transport. Local retail businesses kindly donate various foodstuffs as well. As in previous years, they will have a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings followed by the Queen’s speech and join in with some homespun entertainment!

For further information, please call 01372 728 535 or email [email protected]

Ewell

‘Churches Together in Ewell‘ is pleased to offer a Christmas dinner plus festive activities to all who would otherwise be on their own. On Christmas Day from 12.30pm until 4:30pm at a local church – the offer is open to all Ewell and Stoneleigh Residents and transport can be arranged. There is no charge, but donations can be made.

If you’d like to join them (or know someone who would) please email [email protected]

The event is sponsored by Ewell Rotary Club who wish everybody a Happy Christmas!

Tadworth

Bupa Tadworth Grove will open its doors this Christmas to welcome local, older guests experiencing loneliness to enjoy a traditional roast dinner, festive games and entertainment, plus company from staff and residents at the home. The event will provide Christmas Meal at no charge BUT you do need to arrange your own transport. Booking is required so Call 0808 115 4520  or Email [email protected]

Christmas All Wrapped Up

This Christmas local charity The Sunnybank Trust will be in The Ashley Centre Epsom offering their popular gift wrapping service to shoppers.

 From 14th to 24th December visitors can have their gifts beautifully wrapped in a choice of paper and decorations for a small donation to the charity.  But the charity does need the public’s help.

Dorothy Watson of The Sunnybank Trust said: “This Christmas, The Sunnybank Trust is thrilled to be back at the Ashley Centre providing a gift wrapping service. With the support of the Ashley Centre and Barclays Bank we are hoping to raise much needed funds in order to support those with learning disabilities who are so vulnerable in our community. You can help by donating gift wrapping, using the wrapping service or volunteering your time at Christmas. If you can help please contact us on 01372 732374.”

 If anyone can donate gift wrap, bows or ribbon they would be gratefully received. Please can these be left for The Sunnybank Trust at Quest in The Ashley Centre.

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