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H&F Big Christmas Day Lunch 2019

Funded on Spacehive 17 December 2019

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H&F Big Christmas Day Lunch 2019

H&F Big Christmas Day Lunch 2019

Hammersmith & Fulham Council By Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Help us deliver a wonderful Christmas day to older residents living in Hammersmith & Fulham. Your pledges will enable us to provide free transport, Christmas lunch, entertainment and a gift

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Dec 2019!

We think no-one should have to spend Christmas Day alone. So we’re holding our largest ever Big Christmas Day Lunch for up to 250 local residents who would otherwise be on their own. Our guests will enjoy a festive meal & live entertainment in good company at Novotel Hammersmith. Residents, the Mayor, councillors & council staff will all be volunteering their time and pulling together to give the guests a memorable day. To make this happen, we're looking for funding for six key things: Transport - Fully accessible door to door service Catering - Lunch with all the trimmings Entertainment & gifts - live acts, gifts Qualified carers - Assisting guests on the day Event management - Experienced logistics team who will manage the day Volunteers- Administration of volunteer recruitment Hammersmith & Fulham Council have already backed the project with £4,000

What we'll deliver:

  • A gift for each guest to take home
  • A team of qualified carers to deal with guests specific needs
  • A traditional Christmas Day lunch at the Novotel Hotel Hammersmith for 250 local residents
  • Free Door to door transport service

Why it's a great idea:

The Big Christmas Day Lunch helps to combat loneliness during the festive season; it brings the community together to share a delightful day; and the opportunity to meet new people. It also makes guests aware of services that might help them throughout the year, such as befriending, home care, meals on wheels and lunch clubs. And it helps our social services team to identify and offer support to vulnerable residents they may not already be aware of.

Steps to get it done:

  • Booking and arranging the set-up and decoration of the venue
  • Organising guest administration
  • Producing an operational and safety plan for the event
  • Securing contractors and organising logistics
  • Promoting the event to potential guests (borough residents)
  • Sourcing a team of volunteers through the Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre and other local charities

If you decide to back the project you will be directed to a bank mandate request. This is not a monthly direct debit, this is for a one off payment only when the full target is hit.


Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £24,135

Transport - £9,500 (39%)
Venue & catering - £5,200 (22%)
Marketing - £2,000 (8%)
Event management - £1,500 (6%)
Gifts - £1,500 (6%)
Volunteer recruitment - £1,000 (4%)
Carers - £800 (3%)
First Aid - £595 (2%)
Wheelchairs - £546 (2%)
Entertainment - £350 (1%)
Other - £1,144 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Venue & catering
Event management
Volunteer recruitment
First Aid
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We will use any extra funds for extra gifts for the guests

Total £24,135

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