What you can do for your community this Christmas
Christmas is a time of year when everybody can come together and spend quality time with one another. This doesn’t just have to be your family – it can also be a good time to get to know and support your local community. Here are some things you can do for your community this Christmas.
Donate some presents
There are plenty of appeals and charities which would be grateful to accept donations of presents for children. Things such as the Mr. X Appeal and Operation Christmas Child can brighten a child’s day instantly.
Invite your neighbours round
An easy way to spend time with the local community this Christmas is to invite your neighbours over, whether that’s for Christmas dinner or for some board games in the afternoon. Not only does this give you the opportunity to get to know your neighbours better, it can also be great for those who may otherwise be spending Christmas on their own.
Volunteer at a charity dinner
For some, it isn’t possible to have a Christmas dinner with their family. There are plenty of people who hold free Christmas dinner events for those who wouldn’t otherwise be having one, and they always need volunteers. You can get the whole family involved so that you can spend the day together and do something great for the community.
Donate to a food bank
One of the best parts of Christmas day is all of the delicious food you get to eat. However, not everyone has access to a lot of food, so donating to a food bank means that everyone has the opportunity to have a great Christmas day. It doesn’t just have to be food – many foodbanks accept toiletries and household items.
Throw a Christmas party
What better way to get to know the neighbours than by throwing a Christmas party? You can get guests to bring their own drinks and a food of their choice, like crisps or cakes. This can be an inexpensive way to create a great sense of community.
Help out with Christmas shopping
The Christmas spirit doesn’t have to be constrained to just one day. If you know of an elderly neighbour or someone who finds it hard to get to town to do their Christmas shopping, why not offer them a lift? Or you could even take a list that they have written for you and pick it up for them.
At LPS, we can come together with the community for a variety of events. Join us for our Christmas Fete on the 9th December, and on the 12th December Santa will be visiting the school in his grotto. From the 13th-19th December we will be having a variety of Christmas concerts, so make sure to purchase your tickets from the 2nd December by placing your payment and ticket requirements in the postbox outside the office. On the 20th December we will celebrate the last day of term with Christmas Jumper Day and a festive Christmas party!