Project information

Together for Christmas

A Christmas get-together for our clients who are lonely and isolated and like many people won't have the opportunity to celebrate and be around others.

December 2015 - December 2015

Charity information: Sedbergh School Bradford Boys Club

Sedbergh School Bradford Boys Club
  • Need

    Need

    Many of our clients come to the centre for social purposes and to mix with other people. Life can be lonely and isolating for many and at an otherwise happy time, Christmas, may be a time they dread as they are reminded they are alone.

    Solution

    The idea of the party is to give our lonely clients something to look forward to at Christmas time and to help them feel part of society and happier.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To combat social isolation.

    Activities

    » Invite clients to attend a Christmas party where they will be able to spend time with others.

    We hope to receive at least 20-30 lonelier and isolated people and will record the event by way of photos, blog and testimonials.


    Aim 2

    Promote healthy living.

    Activities

    » Provide a hot meal/buffet to clients who will otherwise go without at Christmas.

    We hope to serve food to at least 20-30 lonelier and isolated people and will record the event by way of photos, blog and testimonials.


    Aim 3

    Promote well-being of clients who may be lonely or depressed at Christmas.

    Activities

    » Provide fun activities & entertainment to clients who may not have company at Christmas.

    We hope to provide entertainment and a happy time to at least 20-30 lonelier and isolated people and will record the event by way of photos, blog and testimonials.


    Aim 4

    Promote happiness to those who will be alone at Christmas.

    Activities

    » Provide a small gift to those who will be alone at Christmas.

    We hope to provide small gifts to at least 20-30 lonelier and isolated people and will record the event by way of photos, blog and testimonials.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will encourage those who attend the party to become involved with the centre on a long-term basis. Hopefully this will reduce further isolation and loneliness in our community. In particular, a great success for us will be a 30% increase in our Young at Heart group and a 10% increase across all groups. This will be recorded by way of registers and reports.

    Risk

    One of the risks is that we do not serve any 'new' clients. We will reduce this risk by asking our current clients to recommend the party to any neighbours or friends who they may feel would benefit..

    Reporting

    We will provide a report to donors in our newsletter, website and social media sites. Client increases will be provide in our Annual report which we can also provide.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100 Venue/utilities Use of venue and kitchen
      £150 Staffing Co-ordinator & session management
      £300 Food 20-30 people
      £100 Entertainer Entertainment for the day
      £150 Gifts A small gift per person (20-30)
      £150 Admin General admin, advertising, marketing
      £50 Decor/games Decorations and games
  • Background

    Location

    The Sedbergh Centre charity has been running since 1906 and offers activities and resources to the local community and beyond. Bradford is one of the poorer city's of the UK and has in the area many lonely and isolated residents who benefit from the activities and support they receive from the centre.

    Beneficiaries

    We hope that the local community will benefit from the project and that it will encourage them to be a part of the community. The centre offers a multitude of activities and projects that can be accessed easily and cheaply. We are situated opposite a housing estate and next door to a respite and residential home.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We already have an audience who will in addition have access to other people who may benefit from the activities and resources here at the centre, Some of the groups we run are carers cafe, over fifties, community cafe, job club, parent and toddlers, youth club, boxing, activity schemes and model railway group.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lucy Carter

    Fund-raiser and project co-ordinator for the over fifties group, job club & community cafe

    Liz Moore

    Project co-ordinator for the toddler group, youth club and carers cafes.

    Jillean Gregory

    Volunteer