Member of Parliament for Newbury, Richard Benyon MP, is championing the work of Community Christmas in the run up to the big day.
Richard has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM), a Parliamentary mechanism designed to draw attention to an event or cause, with fellow MPs registering their support by signing individual motions.
Richard’s EDM reads as follows:
That this House recognises that current research shows that around 489,000 people will be alone on Christmas Day; particularly recognises that loneliness adds to health challenges for many elderly people in communities around the country; and applauds Community Christmas for its attempts to ensure that all who wish to will have a welcoming place to enjoy Christmas lunch.
Richard said: “I would not like to think of anyone alone on Christmas Day, unless through choice. As my EDM states, I applaud Community Christmas for its attempts to ensure that all who wish to, will have a welcoming place to enjoy Christmas lunch.”
- Richard’s EDM and fellow signatories can be found at this link; http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/551
- For more information concerning Community Christmas contact Caroline Billington at firstname.lastname@example.org.