THREE-HUNDRED of the borough's older residents who usually spend the festive season alone will celebrate Christmas Day together at Hammersmith Town Hall this year.

The council's annual Christmas Day lunch has been running for more than years, offering people over 60 who would be alone the chance to come together for roast turkey with all the trimmings. It is the only borough in the country to provide such a meal.

The authority says it is still on the lookout for any individuals or companies who may be able to provide donations, food, gifts or their time.

More than 100 volunteers contributed to the day last year, from serving Christmas lunch to joining in with a dance.

Councillor Marcus Ginn, leader for community care, said: “Christmas is a time for families to be together. Unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to have friends or family around. That is why the council will once again hold our annual Christmas Day lunch party for older people who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.

"We rely heavily on the support of residents and businesses who donate or volunteer to make this special event possible and to me this truly demonstrates the spirit of Christmas."

If you would like to make either a cash donation, donate gifts for the pensioners or volunteer your time, email or call 0208 753 2135.

All potential guests must complete an application form which is available from the events team on 0208 753 2135 or email