We are very proud to have once again made a donation to the annual Henley-in-Arden Community Christmas Day Lunch 2022 via the MPA Charitable Foundation.

Taking place at the HUB @ Henley Community Centre on Christmas Day, The Henley Christmas Lunch is a free event that provides all vulnerable and lonely residents in our areas with a place to go on Christmas Day. It ensures that no one in Henley in Arden eats Christmas lunch alone.

Since it began in 2018, organised by several local church groups, the lunch has become essential to many people within our local community. During the Covid Christmas lockdown, meals were delivered to people in their own homes and this has now become a regular feature of the day.

People attending the lunch enjoy a sit-down meal, entertainment and free transport to and from the event.

It was originally started primarily for elderly people within Henley, but now, due to the rising cost of living, the organisers are seeing increased demand from younger people and families, especially for the home deliveries. Organisers are expecting approximately between 60-80 people to attend this year which is double the number of people that attended in 2018.

Peter Crathorne, Chair of the Hub @ Henley Community Centre comments: “In addition to more people attending, due to rising inflation the cost of organising the lunch has also increased this year. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we are able to enjoy the support of MPA’s Charitable Trust and other local companies that donate to the event.”

Further information about the Henley Christmas Lunch can be found below.