Emsworth and  Southbourne  District Community Christmas  

 This Christmas in the Emsworth area you don't have to be alone.


Members of the local community are coming together on Christmas Day to offer companionship , laughter, festive food and entertainment for anyone on their own on that day.


The organiser,, Jessica Bateman is a local resident and has a team to offer a free Christmas day celebration in the heart of Emsworth .This project has been born out of the recognition that Christmas day can be a lonely day for many and a belief that no one should  be alone on that day.


It is a chance for people to make new friends creating bonds in the community that can last beyond a single day. Come and enjoy other people's company Share the true meaning of Christmas with others.

Anyone on their own can come, its not dependent on age or religion , you may be retired ,bereaved , separated or simply alone.


We are looking for volunteers on the day and in the run up to the event who want to join in the fun and contribute to its success. Help is needed with transport to and from the venue , helping in the kitchen, serving Xmas dinner, carol singing ,making teas and joining in the entertainment.


This is the second year and the organisers are again looking for support from local businesses and residents to donate food and money. This is a non  profit event.


The day will involve transport to and from the event if needed ,a full Christmas dinner as well  Christmas carols .You can watch the Queen and play a festive team quiz


Do you know anyone who would enjoy this day .Those alone can be quite isolated and need encouragement .To nominate someone ,to volunteer ,to contribute or if you have any other queries e-mail j.bateman@yahoo.com or telephone 07955-375103. or ssnharvey@aol.com   07792-722726.