For most of us, Christmas brings up happy memories of time spent with friends and family. However, for many, Christmas represents a sad and lonely time.

At that time of year, many of the services and support groups people usually rely on take a much-needed break. At Christmas, the happy smiling world can often seem an even lonelier place.

With your help, Aycliffe’s Lifeline Community Action is committed to changing that this year. If you are going to be alone around Christmas or even if you are a single parent who finds this time of the year daunting because of financial problems, then we’d love to hear from you by letting us know now by phoning or texting 07936 431262.

You can also e-mail and we will get back in touch with you. We offer a friendly and confidential service.

We are planning our Winter Wonderland Christmas meal on Saturday 16th December 1pm at Woodham Golf & County Club with a special performance from Cockerton Silver Band. It really is going to be a remarkable event…please doesn’t miss out if you’d like an invitation. It’s going to be like one big family party with lots of friendship, fun, and laughter, and one or two surprises.

Are you in a fortunate position to be able to support our Winter Wonderland Christmas Dinner for those who are alone or maybe can’t afford Christmas?

Join Lifeline Community Action to make Christmas a better time for all. We urgently need money to make it all happen and for transport so we can get people to and from the venue. Please call us now on 07936 431262 or e-mail

Thank you so very much, Lifeline Community Action Team.