Together at Christmas 2019

Swansea Labour giving full support to Christmas lunch for city’s vulnerable

Swansea is once again coming together to spread festive cheer to people in need at a special Christmas event.

JR Events and Catering, with support from the Labour-led Swansea Council, is throwing open the doors of the Brangwyn Hall on Thursday December 19 to dish up a free two-course Christmas dinner for people in and around the city who are vulnerable, feel isolated or may be homeless.

It is the fourth annual lunch of its kind.

From noon until 3pm, the ‘Together at Christmas’ event will also see local businesses provide other free services including a barber and hairdresser, while there will also be a clothes bank, food bank and sanitary bags containing items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products.

Together at Christmas 2019

Together at Christmas 2019

There will also be representatives from a range of services and charities providing information on assistance available.

It comes as more support than ever before is being put in place in Swansea to help the homeless or anyone at risk of becoming homeless during the winter months.

Labour Cllr Andrea Lewis, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Energy, said: “One of the Labour administration’s main priorities is tackling homelessness. As a Local Authority a lot of work has and is being done to prevent people from becoming homeless in our communities.

“Our homelessness strategy help us to support families, single parent families, rough sleepers, those with complex needs and others who are at risk of becoming homeless or are already homeless.

“We’re again delighted to be working in partnership again with JR Events and Catering for what has now become an annual event.”

Swansea Council is working very closely with its partners to ensure that no one who needs or wants a bed or accommodation in Swansea will be without this winter.

Jessica Rice, Director of JR Events and Catering, said: “This is the fourth year we have staged the ‘Together at Christmas’ event and it keeps going from strength to strength.

Together at Christmas event 2018

Together at Christmas event 2018

“There is an open invitation for anyone who is vulnerable, anyone who is homeless or anyone who is lonely and isolated to join us for the afternoon.

“The meal will have all the Christmas trimmings and there will also be entertainment on the day.

“Everyone deserves some happiness at Christmas, so we hope the event will give festive cheer to as many people as possible in Swansea who need our support.”

Free transport will be provided with pick-ups at 11.30am from  the Phoenix Centre in Townhill, Caer Las on The Strand and the Glynn Vivian on Alexandra Road. Drop-offs will be at 3pm.

Contact Jessica Rice for more information about the event on or 01792 635253.



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