For the sixth year running, Community Christmas Thame aims to provide a lunch on Christmas Day for the isolated and vulnerable elderly of the Thame area. See the gallery for last years event.
Previously, the events have been hosted in the The Birdcage pub, High Street, Thame. Built around 1300 it has fortunately retained its structural character and many of the elm beams, once covered in ancient plaster, have been exposed creating the historical atmosphere inside and out.
Due to increasing demand, we have had to find a larger location and are extremely pleased to announce that we have found another central location will to support us. This year's event will be held at the Masonic Hall, Thame.
We must also say a massive thanks to Sainsbury and Thame Welfare Trust for supporting us these last couple of years, without them, we would not have been able to provide this event.
On Christmas Eve we will be preparing the food and decorating the dining area. Volunteers collect our guests on Christmas morning and once at the Masonic Hall we all enjoy some entertainment and a traditional, freshly cooked lunch.
If you would like to join us at Thame as either a volunteer or a guest then please call our phone number (01844 217413) or contact Kathy who will be your hostess.
There are lots of ways to help. If you are unsure or would like to discuss these options, please use the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.
There are plenty of ways to help. Collecting guests, sitting with them for company, delivering meals to those whom can't attend, cooking, cleaning, washing up, signing etc. Please contact us to discuss options and availability during the day. As the event has grown year each year, we anticipate we'll need 50+ volunteers during the day. If you can spare even an hour, you can make such a difference to people's lives.
Not only do we provide the lunch and entertainment for our guests, but we also give them a small present. This year we are hoping to set up a central collection point within Thame so donations can be dropped off conveniently. Once this is confirmed, we will update the website. All we ask if that the gift is wrapped, age appropriate and suitable for both sexes. Ideally we are looking for: After Eights, Shortbread Biscuits and Jam or Marmalade.Donate Now
This year's venue is now confirmed. It will be held at The Masonic Hall, Thame.
25 December 2017, 12:30 to 14:30. Full Christmas lunch and pudding will be provided (sorry, no alcohol can be served) along with some entertainment.
Whether using social media or good old fashion 'word of mouth', letting people know about the event will hopefully prevent anyone being alone this Christmas.
Please tell others. #CCT17
See what currently going on social networks with our tag board overview
Please complete our Online volunteer application form.
Please download, print out, complete and post to the address below please or scan and email to the address below.
Please download, print out, complete and drop-off at the Town Hall or post to the address below please or scan and email to the address below.
Drop-off applications: ‘Thame Town Hall, High Street, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3DP’
Postal applications: ‘Community Christmas Thame, ℅ 32 Queens Close, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3AZ’
Email applications & scanned forms: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Small collection of photos from the 2016 event.
“Having volunteered for a number of years with Christmas Crisis in London, Kathy was looking for something a little closer to home. Having found nothing similar in the area, with the aid of CommunityChristmas.org and her family, CCThame launched the first event in 2011.”
“Kerry and her twin daughters, Rachel and Heather have been supporting Community Christmas Thame since the beginning. Kerry now arranges all the volunteers so we collect guests or deliver meals to everyone.”
“What can we say, without the volunteers, we would not have an event. All the people who have given up their time over the festive period over the years to help others, a massive thank you.”
Along with all the volunteers, those whom have donated gifts, our sponsors help us cover the costs of hosting such an event. We are forever grateful for their generosity and support.
If you would like to look into the sponsor opportunities, please use the contact form.
The event location.
For most of the food.
Financial & Moral Support.
Green Token Support.
For printing our leaflets.
For the website and social media elements.