Christmas Day

Supporting isolated older adults during the holidays

Christmas Day at Jacksons Lane

Neither wind nor rain (or even a global pandemic for that matter) have been enough to stop us providing festivities for older North Londoners alone on Christmas Day for the last 45 years in a row.

Our Christmas Day programme is our oldest and dearest to our hearts; it harkens back to Jacksons Lane’s earliest days as a church, as well as it’s community-oriented origins in the 1970s. 

For decades people have sought community within our building during the festive period. And we have no intention of stopping now. 

The day is supported by a team of over 100 dedicated volunteers. For many of them, helping out here has become as much of a tradition in their families as stockings, carols and cold turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day.

A taste of our Christmas cheer

Because of social distancing measures in 2021, we were unable to have people in our building as usual. This didn’t stop us from supporting people in need during the festive period and we reached more older adults than ever.

It took some doing, but we were able to create and distribute 309 festive hampers, crammed full of food, drink and gifts, as well as a doorstep chat, on Christmas Day. 

In 2022 we were back in the building, hosting 100 guests in our beautiful Studio 1, as well as delivering 200 hampers, making it our biggest Christmas to date.

Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to refer an adult in need on Christmas Day.

Help us to continue supporting older adults on Christmas Day

It’s never too early in the year to support our Christmas Day effort. We rely on financial support to make this event happen, so please dig deep and help us to support older adults alone on Christmas Day.
Four squares showing Jacksons Lane volunteers helping people
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Get in touch

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