Wednesday 9 December 2015
An academic from the University of Northampton is helping to organise an event which is aimed at combating social isolation for those who are alone on Christmas Day.
Nick Cartwright, a Senior Lecturer in Law, has planned a foodshare meal at the Bridge of Grace food bank in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, on Friday 25 December.
“There’s many people in Thrapston and the surrounding areas of rural East Northamptonshire who experience social isolation,” said Nick, pictured.
“We held a similar event in the autumn which saw people come together and share a meal, and we felt compelled to host a meal and entertainment on Christmas Day, which is a time when friends and family traditionally get together.”
A full Christmas dinner will be provided and there will be carol singing, quizzes and other activities.
The event runs from 1pm to 4pm on Christmas Day at Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road, NN14 4NF.
Tickets costings £5 are available from Mat, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07501 718797.
The University of Northampton is committed to creating positive social change, and supports its staff and students to ‘Give More, Get More, Be More’.
The University has been internationally recognised for its commitment to social innovation and entrepreneurship by being designated a ‘Changemaker Campus’ by Ashoka U – the global association of the world’s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs.