Xmas Presence 2021

EDGE Services are delighted to support ‘Xmas Presence’ for the fourth consecutive year. This wonderful community project in York has spent the past few years helping to alleviate the sadness of older people who find themselves alone at Christmas time, by providing transport, a roast dinner & refreshments, entertainment, presents & good company for 60 people on Christmas Day.

The Xmas Presence team do this completely free of charge via donations and volunteers and they need help to make it work.

This year they are doing things a little differently to reflect the times and they are going to be delivering freshly cooked Christmas dinners and Christmas hampers to make sure everyone gets a proper Christmas meal, present and a friendly face to deliver this to their door, all whilst ensuring they can keep people safe this Christmas.

They are looking for kind donations of ASDA vouchers so they can buy food for the dinners for so many who need it this Christmas Day. Alternatively, they have bag packing days lined up at ASDA MONKS CROSS YORK should you wish to help in a different way, or we are also accepting donations for hampers that we will be passing along. Please drop off at EDGE offices at: Unit 4, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TT.

If you are lucky enough to be surrounded by family and friends at Christmas time, please help to share the goodness and gratitude a little further by donating or sparing some time to get the word out.

Information about how to donate or help can be provided by contacting the Xmas Presence team:

E-mail: [email protected]

Facebook: @yorkxmaspresence

The Xmas Presence project has inspired other community groups and care businesses to run their own festive events for elderly people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day – and we hope to see its reach grow across the UK because, as the team say, no-one should have no-one.

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