500 free Christmas meals for over 65s in Salford

Free Christmas meals are being provided for over 500 people aged over 65 in Salford. 

Councillor Sammie Bellamy has partnered with a local charity, Unite the Union, UNISON, Salix Homes, Onward Homes, Great Places Housing Group, ForHousing Irwell Valley Homes, Bupa and Salford CVS to raise over £5,000 to provide free three course meals live entertainment and bingo for local people. 

The events titled ‘Five Days of Christmas’ will take place in Salford City Council owned buildings across the city.

Councillor Sammie Bellamy said: “It is absolutely fantastic to help our local residents get in the Christmas spirit and provide them with a nice warm meal and day out.

“But it would not take place without the fantastic support and donations from our partner organisations in the city. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done – without them this just would not be possible.

“All the people involved in this project are volunteers and are doing all they can to provide a warm welcome for our older residents.

“It is very difficult times with the cost of living rising and people struggling financially. Many of our residents live on their own and can get lonely – but thanks to this initiative they can come out, have a nice meal and not have to worry about the bill.”

A Go Fund Me page is available for people who wish to donate.

The Five Days of Christmas are taking place across the city on the below dates:

  • Thursday 15 December – Swinton Gateway
  • Friday 16 December – Walkden Gateway
  • Monday 19 December – Broughton Hub
  • Tuesday 20 December – Pendleton Gateway
  • Wednesday 21 December – Eccles Gateway

To book a place for any of the dates you should contact Councillor Sammie Bellamy on 07736005240.

Salford City Council is also providing a package of support in the cost of living crisis.

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Date published
Tuesday 13 December 2022

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