For some it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it is the opposite, with few friends or family, loneliness bears down and Christmas can feel a dark time.  And so Festive Friends, in many ways a simple concept, was born out of an opportunity to create something special for those suffering the effects of isolation at a time of year when they need it most.

Festive friends means a tasty Christmas lunch at Hibernian Football Club, the means to get there and the companionship & support often so desperately needed for elderly, vulnerable people. The reality is when you don’t eat well, and spend far too much time on your own you risk your physical and mental health.  When the idea was taken to Scottish clubs, the response was universally positive. Now running for its 4th year, 36 clubs are able to facilitate a special experience for the elderly in their communities with Hibernian Community Foundation delighted to be one of them. 

Details for Festive Friends at Hibernian Community Foundation are below, if you would like to nominate an individual for our meal please contact Community development Manager Lewis Melee via [email protected]

Festive Friends 2019 - Hibernian Community Foundation

Easter Road Stadium - 12.30 Meet

Wednesday the 18th of December 2019