Christmas Breakfast for the lonely

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but for some in our community, it can also be a lonely time. More than 2 million Australians will feel socially isolated during this festive period, research commissioned by The Salvation Army shows.

Marrickville Metro, along with partner The Salvation Army, want to ensure that everyonein the Inner West community has a place to belong on Christmas morning.So, they are excited to announce that they will be hosting a Christmas Breakfast BBQ for all those who may not have family or friends in town or find themselves alone or feeling isolated on Christmas morning.

Dean Young of Marrickville Metro Centre management says, ‘Our Christmas breakfast is an opportunity to meet the community and spread some holiday cheer and Inner West love. Anyone who is alone, lonely or simply needs a welcoming place to spend Christmas morning is warmly invited’.

Marrickville Metro is proud to be partnering with Woolworths, who is graciously donating the food, and The Salvation Army who has a long tradition of providing support during the Christmas period. Over 300,000 people annually turn to The Salvation Army during the Christmas season. Marrickville Metro wants to help lower that number.

‘It’s the one day of the year that we are officially closed, but we want to make sure that our Marrickville “home” is still open to anyone who might need it’, says Dean. ‘Our Christmas breakfast will allow our retailers to have the day with their loved ones, while we give back to our community.’ 

The Christmas Breakfast BBQ event will be held on Christmas morning, 25 December 2019, between 8.30am and 10am at 34 Victoria Road, Marrickville (the entrance to the centre). Anyone in the community who is in need of some Christmas cheer should come along for bacon and egg rolls, chickpea patty and egg rolls, cold drinks and great company. 

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