Do Something Different This Christmas
And consider bringing seasonal happiness to the elderly
Twenty two years ago, when the first Pensioners Alone at Christmas Party was held, Pauline Hart did not dream that a party could give so much happiness to so many people.
Many senior citizens found themselves alone because their families moved away. Christmas has always been a time when people enjoy getting together but many were now alone. Since 1984 a special Christmas party has been organised for elderly residents who would have otherwise spent the day alone.
PAAC is an independently-run charity, funded by donations from local businesses such as Singapore Airlines and Positive Thinking, and organised by volunteers. Many people who help run the parties have been with us for many years.
Last Christmas we had many new volunteers and guests. However we are very low on funding and we need help to raise the money needed. We hire minibuses to enable us to collect people as many use wheelchairs and walking frames. We cook a wonderful traditional Christmas dinner for our guests and volunteers and give all guests presents to take home.
The party starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm at Chiswick Day Care Centre, Bridge Street, Chiswick. Volunteers are asked to attend from 12.30pm until 5pm. If you know of any Senior Citizens on their own this Christmas or you know of anyone who would like to help or if you can help us with raising funds that are needed please contact:
October 27, 2007