These may not be the traditional items in a Christmas party but all will be at the Good Companions Christmas party at 1pm on Tuesday 11th December at Clifton Methodist church hall, along with 100 older people who regularly attend the Clifton charity’s weekly friendship groups.
This year the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra are performing at Good Companion’s annual party, to celebrate the opening of two new friendships groups on the estate, thanks to project funding by the People’s Health Trust using money raised through the Health Lottery in the East Midlands.
Clare Ashton, the Chair of Good Companions, said “Our Christmas party is not just for our members and their families, but also a chance to thank all our supporters; including the Co-op, funding organisations and Nottingham City Council & NHS staff who make referrals.”
“For many years, we have been fortunate enough to have players from Notts County attend and draw our raffle, The Sheriff of Nottingham, and local Councillors also drop in for a mince pie and a chat.”
Good Companions also offers a home visiting service for those who cannot attend the friendships groups, had a trip to the theatre in September and takes a large group to the panto every year.
The Charity that started in 2001, had its’ funding cut by 75% in 2015 and is increasingly reliant on public donations and grants from charitable trusts.
If you want to donate to Good Companions (Charity no.1144729) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 8786182. You can find more information on our website www.goodcompanions.org or visit our Facebook page @goodcompanionsnottingham.