Festive Friends Lunch Brings Christmas Cheer To Local Older People

The Killie Community kicked off their Festive Friends initiatives by welcoming 95 older people along to the 1869 Suite at Rugby Park.

Killie Community & Kilmarnock FC Hospitality staff helped to spread some festive cheer to guests who enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch, followed by mince pies & a hot beverage.

Killie’s ‘Festive Friends‘ Christmas Lunch invites local older people, many of whom living with Alzheimers or dementia, and others living in social isolation, to come along and feel part of this important community event.

Jane, a carer, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the amazing day you provided my father on Monday. He had a fantastic time, the company was great and the hospitality was first class. It has made such a difference.”

Jordan Allison, Head of Charity, said: “Ensuring our doors are open to tackle loneliness and isolation, at this crucial time of year, is so important to us. This event runs every year however the growth in demand is both a testament to the work our staff and volunteers put in, and sadly to the need for more services that support the most vulnerable, older people in Kilmarnock & Ayrshire.”

View the full image gallery from the event below.