Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 - Page 19

COMMUNITY A HELPING HAND Great ideas for Christmas cheer in the community FOOD FOR ALL FREE WINCHESTER COLLEGE TOURS FOR CITY RESIDENTS School Christmas holidays can put additional financial burdens on families on tight budgets, and many city churches now offer family lunch clubs during holiday periods. Winchester Basics Bank can also provide individuals and families with emergency food parcels of enough tinned and dried food for five days. It operates via a voucher scheme with a number of local partner agencies. Donations can be made at Tesco and Sainsbury’s and also direct to the food bank itself. 01962 855774 | HELP AT HOME Its guided tours run throughout the week, allowing visitors to take in the medieval heart of the College, including Chamber Court, the 14th century Gothic Chapel and College Hall, the original Scholars' dining room. The college is now offering free tours on the first Saturday of each month, starting from the Porter’s Lodge on College Street at 10.15am. Places must be pre-booked as spaces are limited. 01962 621209 | Home Instead provides support for people of all ages, with its friendly team able to offer companionship, home help and personal care. Over the Christmas period that could include accompanied Christmas shopping, cooking, and respite care when family members are away. Visits are for a minimum of an hour and can also be arranged for multiple times in a day, allowing clients to stay in their own homes while being fully supported. 01962 736681 Winchester College tours offer a great way to find out more about the historic school that has welcomed scholars since the 14th century. FATHER CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR WINDOW If you can’t venture out to meet Father Christmas, see him from your window when Winchester Round Table takes the man in red to the city streets in a four-wheeled sleigh from 11 to 22 December. The organisation will be collecting for its 10 chosen charities along the way. Full details of times and routes can be found at: 19