Our older peoples Christmas Party 2017
Events and outings
Everyone likes getting out and about in London. But if a trip to the local shops feels like an obstacle course, a journey to a theatre or a party can seem impossible. And yet the fun and stimulation of meeting others and the chance to do something different can provide a real boost to many lonely, older people.
We offer a wide range of cultural and social events. Our older people have enjoyed tea parties, folk music, West End theatre and ballet trips, performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Silver Sunday events.
The highlight of each year is our Christmas lunch party which includes a visit from Santa, a festive hot lunch and a goody bag of food to take home. For some of our older people, this is the only Christmas lunch or gathering they attend, and the opportunity to celebrate in the company of others is very special.
Thank you to Potter Raper Partnership, Liquid Recruitment Oyster Partnership, Ridge and Partners LLP, Robert Irving Burns, City Line Security, Devonshires Solicitors, Baily Garner, Direction Law and TM Architects who all generous donated towards the 2019 event, helping to ensure everybody has a Christmas to remember.
Thank you also to Burberry for the cost of transport and supply of volunteers and Robert McAlpine for their group of volunteers, who all entered into the spirit of the event - eagerly engaging with guests and helping us to make it a special day for them. A final thank you to Sainsbury's Brompton Road and Fulham Wandsworth Bridge Road for the goody bags, and all the companies that provided gifts for the raffle including a spa treatment.
Thank you, Octavia Foundation, for all the pleasure you have brought into my life. I live alone since my husband died and have no children, so I look forward to all those lovely times. It was a wonderful afternoon last Friday [and] all the young people were so kind. Rosina
The helpers made us feel human. Daniel and Lilian
It made me feel so happy. It was something different to sitting at home which is so boring.” Joachim