Together at Christmas – Christmas Day

Together at Christmas – Christmas Day

‘Together at Christmas’ event enters 4th year

A group of people from Bridgnorth are once again going to be running their Together at Christmas event on Christmas Day.

The event provides a free full-blown Christmas meal with all the trimmings for people who, for whatever reason, do not not wish to spend Christmas Day at home on their own.

Building on the success of last year’s event, which catered for around 130 people, organisers want to make the event even better so that no one needs to be alone on Christmas Day.

Organiser Derek Bartlett commented on last year’s event by saying, “The event was a great success. The Castle Hall proved to be an excellent venue, especially with the festive decorations prepared on Christmas Eve by the many volunteers.”

Around 300 people were involved in making Together at Christmas happen. “That’s a lot of caring people,” said Mr Bartlett, “it’s great that a genuine community spirit exists in Bridgnorth. One volunteer single-handedly organised a Christmas shoebox appeal, allowing every guest to go home with a box of gifts. Amazing!”

The group, made up from local people and churches, plan to visit guests personally prior to the event to break the ice. They will make sure guests can get to and from the venue easily, offering lifts where appropriate. They will also explain what will happen on the day, so that guests are comfortable with it and at ease about coming to the event.

One guest from last year’s event wrote to the organisers, “It was the first time that Mum and I had been to Together at Christmas, my Mum is in a wheelchair and I am her full time carer, and we really enjoyed ourselves, it was a fantastic event, we made friends with people we did not know, and Mum was not ignored for being in a wheelchair and made a new friend, we would like to thank all the volunteers for a fantastic event, many many thanks, hope to see you next year, have a great New Year, God Bless you all.”

There is no restriction on who can attend the meal, be they single, a couple or a family; if they would like to have a Christmas meal with lots of other people in a festive atmosphere, rather than spend it by themselves, then they are most welcome to attend this event. However, booking is essential.

If you would like to help out this year then please get in touch, but the most important thing is to find the people who would most benefit from this event and so we would ask people to help us spread the word.

For further information, or to make contact please call Bridgnorth Baptist Church on 01746 768129. Or text 07582 754463, or call in to Number Seven, West Castle Street Bridgnorth – (the building next door to Bridgnorth Baptist Church).

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