Operation Christmas Dinner

this picture shows a table full of home cooked roast Christmas dinners

Operation Christmas Dinner

Months of planning and organising saw the culmination of ” Operation Christmas Dinner” a UK-wide initiative, providing elderly and terminally ill people, with a home cooked, fresh meal.

I have been doing this with the help of my husband, Paul for five years now and this year we cooked for 15.

It was easy to organise and posters were available for people to download and print off. Initially the take up was fantastic, but when it boiled down to it, only a few people actually DID what they said the would do. I have so much respect and gratitude for those who did join me. The reward comes from the satisfaction of giving with no expectation of receiving.

As our son said, our meals reflect the idea of the ‘big society” thinking that the former Prime Minister, David Cameron wanted to encourage. To many, his words fell on deaf ears, but personally, it resonated with me. I am no angel, I am not a “do-gooder”, I just believe that if you can do something to help someone else, why wouldn’t you?

The gratitude of the recipients moved me to tears and it is eye opening to see how some elderly struggle to manage alone.

I will be doing this again this year. Will you join me?


Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference


  1. Thank you for saying so Sally. It has made it to the final of the 2017 Blog Awards – Yaaay !

  2. Inspiring blog thank you.

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