ALONE’s Christmas Dinner Dance shares festive warmth for older people in need

An older person with their befriender, spreading the Christmas joy and enjoying ALONE'S Christmas Dinner Dance 2015.
An older person with their befriender, spreading the Christmas joy and enjoying ALONE’S Christmas Dinner Dance 2015.

On Sunday November the 29th, ALONE staff, volunteers and service users braved the roaring winds of Storm Clodagh and celebrated the warm occassion of ALONE’s annual Christmas dinner dance. The setting of the Red Cow Moran Hotel provided a great backdrop for almost 200 attendees who enjoyed a festive meal and entertainment.

Musical entertainment consisted of ALONE supporter Lisa Lambe alongside Simon Morgan, the Dublin Gospel Choir and the one and only Adam’s Dream. Dancing and prizes ensured that each older person in attendance had a thoroughly enjoyable time. ALONE would like to thank all those who supported our efforts, from volunteers aiding transportation to Nandos in Dundrum for wrapping a large selection of raffle prizes and Christmas gifts.

This Christmas ALONE wish to spread seasonal cheer by encouraging people to #shareyourpresence with older people who find this festive period a lonely and isolating experience.