Creating Smiles This Christmas!

As you all know, our all-ability drama group performs 2 shows a year; a summer show and a Christmas panto. This year, we have decided to use our Christmas panto as a way of raising awareness for our two Christmas events; our Christmas Gift delivery and our Christmas Day Dinner. 

Each year, we go out and deliver gifts to individuals in the community who are alone and need a wee smile at Christmas time. Along with help from Riverside Centre, we wrap gifts and deliver them in the week before Christmas. This is also made possible due to the kindness of Coalfield Community Transport who have donated a bus and driver for the day for the past 4 years. We ask the public for donations of gifts. It doesn’t have to be anything big – a wee cup and a pack of teabags is something that will undoubtedly make someone smile this Christmas. You can donate one gift or fifty, we’re happy for any and all donations! We also need your help for names – if you know someone in the community who could use a smile please let us know their details! 

This year we will be holding our 3rdChristmas Day Dinner, where individuals who would normally spend the day alone can join us for a 4-course meal and some company on Christmas Day. We’re now taking names for this Christmas, so if you yourself or someone you know would like to join us this Christmas, please get in touch! Our dinner isn’t means tested, we simply don’t want anyone to spend Christmas Day alone. If you would like to donate foodstuffs towards our Christmas Day Dinner, a list will be made available next month of items we need. 

At our Christmas Panto, you’ll be able to donate gifts for our Gift Delivery at the door on your way in. We’ll also have a referral sheet for anyone who would like to attend the Christmas Day Dinner. The cut off for both Gift delivery referrals and Christmas Dinner referrals will be FRIDAY 13thDECEMBER to allow us time to accommodate everyone.

If you would like any more information about our Christmas events or how to get involved, please contact –