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Syddders
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Ideas for Christmas day

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We’re not visiting or hosting our extended family this Christmas and wondered if there were any local charities or churches that either needed volunteers, or might know some elderly/lonely people who we could invite to ours for lunch. Any ideas?

simon
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Re: Ideas for Christmas day

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Here for Good (Forest Hill Community Church) used to host a Christmas Lunch for the homeless on the day. They could perhaps do with some help.

Robin Orton
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Post by Robin Orton »

Try Voluntary Services Lewisham (https://vslonline.org.uk/). They will know what the opportunities are. Churches Together in Sydenham and Forest Hill usually organise a Christmas Day lunch for elderly, frail and isolated people, which VSL are very much involved with.

Syddders
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Thanks both

alywin
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Post by alywin »

I think Holy Trinity Lennard Road used to host a Christmas meal - not sure if they still do.

BTW, if you want to get involved on a longer-term basis, I believe the Penge Homeless Shelter will be operational in the New Year.

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Post by alywin »

I was also going to suggest that Churches Together in Beckenham covers the "other side of the tracks", but in fact I can't see any indication of any coverage any further into London than Penge Congregationalists. I wonder what all the other churches the other side of Croydon Road (Penge) do?

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