Festive bash for home-aloners

DO you live alone and dread the thought of Christmas?

If so, there is someone who would like to wine, dine and entertain you, and all for free!

This year, Home Alone volunteer Gloria Stewart has extended her Christmas gift to a Manvers venue, and invites people from around the Dearne.

On December 1, her special Christmas Dinner will take place at the Park Inn Hotel, and will include a free present for guests.

Gloria began reaching out to those who might like to meet new friends over four years ago at Sheffield.

She said: “I became aware of people who were hiding away over Christmas because they lived alone and just wanted it all to be over.

“I started these celebrations and went from 87 participants the first time to 298 last year.

“I want people to get in touch, whatever their age, and book their place. There’s no need to be alone throughout the season”.

Volunteers to help with the lunch would be very welcome.

Contact Gloria on 01142 570460 to reserve your place, for more details or to offer help. Any donations would also be much appreciated.