If you know of anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day, they may like to join in the festivities at either, Aylesbury, Chesham & Amersham, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Thame or Windsor.
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Town Centre, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ.
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Contact: 01296 437641 (between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday) to book your place and if you request transport.
Please reserve your place early. Transport can be arranged for those who live in the Aylesbury area. Further information can be found at freechristmasdinner.com
Venue: The Douglas McMinn Centre, East Street, Chesham, HP5 1DG
Time: 11am – 3pm
Contact: Cllr Noel Brown on 07740 864911 or email to book your place. Open to older residents from Chesham, Little Chalfont & Amersham.
Venue: Baptist Church Hall, 42 High Street, Great Missended, HP16 0AU
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 7NJ
Contact: Call 01494 529668 (between 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Friday) or email
Traditional Christmas Lunch, a little light entertainment and tea later in the afternoon.
Please book your place as early as possible and advise of dietary requirements. Transport available.
Venue: Masonic Hall, 14 High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Contact: Kathy Thomas on 01844 217413 or 07747 095563 to book your place and to arrange transport. Local voluntary transport available. For more information, visit communitychristmasthame.org.uk
Full, traditional roast and Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and presents.
Volunteers can take Christmas dinners out to people who are unable to get to the hall due to mobility issues. Volunteers will also sit with an isolated person on Christmas day if they would like some company whilst they eat.
Venue: All Saint’s Church Hall, Frances Road, Windsor, SL4 3AJ
Car Park entrance off Alexandra Road.
Time: 12.30pm – 3pm
Contact: Barry Thompson on email or 07547 514467 to book your place and arrange transport. For residents of Slough and its immediate area (e.g. Taplow, Burnham, Wexham etc).
Full Turkey and Ham roast Christmas Dinner with all trimmings, musical entertainment with quiz or simple games. Christmas Cake to take away.
Christmas Lunch may also be available in your local Care Home. So if your area is not covered by one of the above Community Lunches, contact your local Care Home to find out what they have on offer.
Food Banks support people in financial crisis by providing them with a food parcel.
Each Food Bank works differently; some deliver to people’s home, some parcels need to be collected in person. Some Food Banks require the recipient of the food parcel to have a Food Bank Voucher. Before visiting please contact your nearest Food Bank for more details.
Alternatively, if you are in financial crisis, you can contact the Local Emergency Support team on 0845 5051121 / 01296 382414 or apply online. For out of hours call 0800 999 7677.
The Samaritans here if Christmas starts to hurt. They’re here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. People talk to us anytime they like, in their own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to them. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call us free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org for contact details of your local branch.