Christmas Time!

This Christmas, we’re holding our 3rd Christmas Day dinner for individuals who are on their own at this time of the year – and you can help us to create even more Christmas smiles this year!

Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, celebrating and reminiscing about years gone by. For some, however, Christmas is another reminder of how lonely they are not just on one day, but for the whole year. We take for granted having company in our daily lives, whether it’s a blether on the phone or a coffee with a friend. Not everyone has this network of people and this becomes amplified at Christmas time.

In 2017, we had the idea to host a Christmas Day dinner, bringing together a range of people from all walks of life to spend the day with us at Create a Smile Scotland. Our first year, we had around 25 individuals join us for a 4-course dinner, complete with gifts, a raffle and some entertainment from Ayrshire’s very own Elvis (or John Reid to his friends!) In 2018 we had over 30 individuals at our dinner, and this year we want to reach even more people!

We rely on the kindness of others and this is where you come in – we need items donated so that we can make our Christmas Day dinner free for all those attending. We have a range of items we’re still looking for and you can find the list on our Facebook page as it’s updated as/when we get things.

We would like to say a huge thank you to – Tarelgin Butchers for the turkey with all the trimmings, Prime Cuts Cumnock for the steak pies, A&A Spittal for all of the veg and The Coffee Mill for donating all the puddings for this year’s dinner.

Finally, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated this year and the years before – without you, we wouldn’t be able to host this dinner and create as many Christmas smiles as we do!