Research by Age UK revealed that over 400,000 older people each year dread the prospect of a lonely Christmas. 23% of over 65s (that is 2.5 million people in the UK) say that the festive season is not a happy one for them.

Our Celebrate Christmas boxes include a variety of gifts which are distributed to older people who would otherwise be alone at Christmas. Every year we pack and wrap 500 boxes, with all items having been donated. If you are interested in supporting this project and would like to donate, please contact [email protected].

“I felt like a child opening a Christmas stocking! It brought a smile to my face and made me realise that there are lots of kind people around.