Homes is donating £200 towards the Christmas meal for isolated individuals, organised by a local charity the Whitehill Together Group.
This annual event is respected throughout the community and provides a Christmas meal for 40 people, who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone without any festive cheer.
Ten volunteers, including Homes team member, Lorraine Rudge, will decorate Whitehill village hall on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, the volunteers will prepare the meal and host invited guests between 10am and 4pm.
As the individuals invited are unlikely to receive any presents, the team of volunteers make up goody bags for everyone, which donations help to pay for.
Should Covid restrictions mean this event cannot take place, plans are in place to offer a ‘meals on wheels’ type service to deliver Christmas lunch to all the guests at home on Christmas Day.
This is an important annual event for the local community and seen as a demonstrable act of kindness by residents looking out for those less fortunate.
The Whitehill and Bordon area is receiving a lot of attention as it is receiving significant investment as part of a comprehensive regeneration scheme. Local businesses and residents are looking forward to benefitting from this and seeing the community continue to hold these special events for years to come.