GILLS Top care home in Grassington is inviting older people in the community to join in its Christmas Day celebrations.

Staff and residents at the Anchor home in Scar Street Mews are hoping older people living alone in the village will join them for the day. They will be collected and dropped off in a taxi, enjoy a Christmas lunch and a day of festive activities, at no charge.

Kirsty Francis, manager of Gills Top said “Christmas Day is traditionally a time when families and friends get together for a laugh and a chat over a delicious meal. It can be an incredibly lonely time if you live on your own so we wanted to extend the warmth and companionship of our lovely home to anyone facing the day alone.”

“We go all out at Christmas for our residents, because some of them don’t have anyone else and we are seen as their family so we’re happy to invite some people in to join us.”

Contact Kirsty Francis on 0800 0854318. Places are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.