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They say good things come in threes... three wise men, three gifts, three course meal. Well this year Abbeyfield has hosted three brilliant carol services across the country with the last being held in St Albans Cathedral.
For the second year running, Sally Holmes and her family won’t be celebrating Christmas Day. Instead, they will be giving the best present possible to 12 older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day on their own.
Residents, volunteers, trustees and staff gathered together last week to celebrate the beginning of Christmas at our annual carol service at Liverpool Cathedral. Held each year in the Lady's Chapel, our congregation enjoyed traditional hymns and readings followed by some sweet treats and mulled wine.
We think our volunteers are amazing and our house and homes across the country are incredibly grateful for the support they receive from their volunteers. We spoke to Carol, a volunteer at The Abbeyfield House in Hadleigh about why she volunteers at Abbeyfield and why it's important.
This week saw the first of Abbeyfield's Companionship at Christmas events kick off with our annual lunch with The Inn Collection Group and Age UK County Durham.
We wanted to know what our lovely residents, staff, volunteers and people from our communities who use our services, loved about Christmas at Abbeyfield, so we asked them to tell us their favourite thing about the festive period and what makes it special for them.