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Derwent Lions Christmas Party for the Elderly

by Derwent Lions in Elvington, England, United Kingdom

Derwent Lions Christmas Party for the Elderly


raised of £2,000 stretch target


50% 11 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,000 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

To hold an annual Christmas Party for Elderly residents of S/E York, providing a free event to anyone who experiences social isolation

by Derwent Lions in Elvington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

More money = we'll be able to invite more socially isolated people to our event and help more people!

Derwent Lions CIO is a charity that is there to promote volunteering and help worthy causes in the villages to the South/East of York as well as both national and international projects.

It is staffed entirely by a small group of volunteers and prides itself in being able to state that every penny raised is spent directly on good causes.One of a wide range of good causes we work towards, every year the club holds a Christmas party for the elderly of the area which is normally held in the historic & memory arousing surrounds of the Elvington Air Museum NAAFI. The party is entirely free including transport where required for attendees and carers too & from the venue. The volunteers arrange refreshments, festive entertainment, a raffle and everything thats needed to give a memorable night out to 120+ people (including a visit by the local brownie group who sing songs and had fun helping serving and clearing up - who also earn a volunteering badge at the event!).

 We would like to expand the availability to the party to as many local elderly as possible, from a wider area as possible, but the number of available places is limited directly by our available funds. If we were able to source additional funds we could hopefully expand the event to include more elderly & nursing home residents (and carers in the area).

Let's make 'Derwent Lions Christmas Party for the Elderly' happen

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