Farnham ASSIST Christmas Lunch
Our Christmas Lunch on Sunday 5th December sadly is now FULL. We are therefore sadly unable to take any more clients as we have reached our maximum capacity of 70. If you have not already contacted the office requesting a space then unfortunately it is now too late. However, we do have a smaller event taking place on Saturday 18th December and we can add you to that waiting list.
For those attending, please can you bring a facemask with you unless medically exempt. We will be asking everyone to wear those as an extra precaution when moving around although they can be taken off when sat at tables. We will also have spares available.
Pie & Pint Christmas 2021 Lunch
On Monday 29th November, we held our Pie & Pint Christmas Lunch at The Six Bells PH and it was great to see everyone enjoying good food and good company.
New Lunch Co-ordinator
My name is Fiona Brooks and I have just joined Farnham Assist as the new Lunch Coordinator.
Allow me to introduce myself to you and take this opportunity to say how excited I am to be joining the Assist Community.
Christmas is soon and I will be attending some of Assist’s Festive events. If you see me around, please come and say hi and introduce yourself. In the meantime, let me know if there is anything I can help with. I’m really looking forward to working with you all!
Farnham Assist Lunch Coordinator
A massive thank you to all the teams that took part in our recent Fundraising Quiz Night. We are still counting up all the monies raised but it is in the region of around £650.
Christmas Flower Demo - Wednesday 24th November
Spaces are still available for the Christmas Flowers Demo at Farnham Vineyard Church starting at 2.30pm. This will be led by a local resident who exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show and is an opportunity to learn how to make an impressive display for the Christmas table.Tickets only cost £5 and are available by calling the office 01252 717710 or emailing Angela.Weston@farnham-assist.org.uk
I am delighted to say that our new Lunch Co-ordinator will be starting on Monday 22nd November. We will put more details and an intro in due course but they will be the lead for our weekend lunches going forward into 2022. Clients will have the opportunity of meeting them at our two Christmas lunches.
Due to safety limits, it is ESSENTIAL that everyone wishing to attend our client Christmas lunches books in advance. We can only take a maximum of 70 clients at the Central Hall and 30 at Hale due to health & safety and Covid. Priority will be given as follows:-
- Priority 1 - Those that attended the Hale Lunch in September 2021, Central Lunch in October 2021 or Remembrance Tea in November 2021.
- Priority 2 - Those that attended lunch events in Jan to March 2020 immediately before the pandemic.
- Priority 3 - New clients that have been referred to us following a recent bereavement.
Unfortunately, anyone who arrives without a ticket or having booked will sadly have to be turned away which we really don't want to do!
Christmas Day Lunches
We are delighted to be partnering again with our friends at Right at Home to provide a delivered lunch on Christmas Day. Last year, the efforts of Right at Home and their volunteers meant that over 100 people living alone received a delivered Christmas Day meal from a local family or volunteer.
Whilst we are able to run pre-Christmas events this year, we know that many people will be spending Christmas Day alone and this fantastic initiative allows everyone to feel connected on Christmas Day. Therefore, if you are a client who wishes to receive a meal on Christmas Day then do let the office know ny phoning 01252 717710 and we will send through to Right at Home.
Farnham ASSIST will be hosting our Carol Service on Monday 13th December in the afternoon. This will be a free event and more details will be circulated shortly.
Sunday 14th July
All spaces for the remembrance tea have now been taken and sadly we cannot take any more for this.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up.
21 July 2021
Please do contact us 01252 717710 if you/know of anyone who is isolated and needs help, we have many volunteers willing to help and all of our activities are very friendly and welcoming.
An introduction to Farnham ASSIST
We are a Christian organisation and, since 2002, we've been offering support to older people in Farnham, who may become isolated from friends and neighbours. We listen when people tell us what they would like and then, where possible, set about making it happen.