Elderly people offered companionship on Christmas Day

Christmas pud is more expensive this year
Christmas pud is more expensive this year
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A Leeds care home is inviting five elderly people who face spending Christmas Day alone to join staff and residents for a festive lunch.

The visitors will be treated to a slap-up meal, games and a sing-along at Berkeley Court in Harehills - all free of charge.

They will be provided with transport to and from the home and can even stay the night if they wish.

Home manager Mark Hague has reached out to pensioners who may not have family members living close by.

“Some older people don’t have children and have no one to spend Christmas with, and I can’t bear the thought of anyone being alone – I wouldn’t like it if it was my mum.

“We always try to go all out at Christmas for our residents, because some of them don’t have anyone else and we are their family.

“We’ll pick them up in a taxi in the morning and they can spend all day with us and hopefully have a lovely time.”

If you or somebody you know would like to join the Christmas celebrations at Berkeley Court, contact Mark on 0113 2499170.