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Christmas Day

Each year on Christmas Day, we throw open our doors and host a Christmas meal for older and disabled people in the area, who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone.

Guests arrive through the generosity of volunteer drivers and enjoy a hot Christmas meal, a drink or two, some fantastic entertainment, gifts, and a visit from Santa.

The day is entirely volunteer-led. For many volunteers, helping out here has become as much of a tradition in their families as stockings, carols and cold turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day.

Jacksons Lane has been holding this Christmas Day event for over 40 years. We rely on donations to make this wonderful event happen each year: visit our Christmas Gifts page for more information on donating to the project.

Find out more about what happens day-to-day over our Christmas Day event by reading last year's blogpost by our Christmas Day coordinator and a Christmas Day round-up.

Please find below a FAQ document which should answer any queries you may have about Christmas Day.

If you're interested in volunteering on Christmas Day 2019, please see the Volunteer Info sheet below. We are particularly looking for volunteer drivers (to transport guests to and from Jacksons Lane) and cooks (to cook turkeys, potatoes and Christmas puddings).

If you've signed up to be a volunteer and would like more information about what to expect on the day, please email [email protected].

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