WF2016 Charity: The Mixed Group
The Mixed Group is a local charity which raises money throughout the year to host a dinner event on Christmas Day for lonely and elderly people living within the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. The charity’s overall aim is to combat social isolation amongst the elderly by providing comfort and company, as well as a slap-up Christmas dinner and wrapped presents, for older people who would usually spend Christmas alone.
For the past few years the charity has also hosted a summer event for our elderly guests – a Cream Tea – to build upon the relationships made at our Christmas event. The charity is staffed entirely by volunteers and they cater for over 100 guests each Christmas. The charity has been running for 42 years.
For more information see www.themixedgroup.org.uk