For the twelfth year running, Community Christmas Thame aims to provide a lunch on Christmas Day for the isolated and vulnerable residents of the Thame area. See the gallery for previous events.
Due to the generosity of the Thame Lodges, this year's event will be held at the Masonic Hall, in central Thame.
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.
Please see options below for how you can help.
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 have set up a central collection point within Thame Town Hall so donations can be dropped off conveniently. All we ask if that the gift is unwrapped and suitable for both sexes. Ideally we are looking for: After Eights, Chocolate Oranges, Matchmakers, Shortbread Biscuits and Jam or Marmalade.
We welcome donations to allow us to cover the costs of running the Christmas event or support others throughout the year. Thank you.Donate Now
25 December 2023, 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. #cct2023
See what currently going on social networks with our tag board overview
Please complete our Online volunteer application form.
Please complete our online guest application form.
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: ‘email@example.com’
Small collection of photos from the 2021 event.
“Julia is taking over from Kathy this year. Julia brings a wealth of experience in organising events”
“The Knight family have been volunteering since almost the beginning. Kerry, who has now sadly passed, supported Kathy in running CCT. Rachael, Heather and their dad, Phil, continue to support us”
“Carl has been supporting Community Christmas Thame since the beginning. Working in the background helping with all things web & social media.”
“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 or made a donation 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.