Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day with Neighbours in Poplar

The second part of the day was spent with Sister Christine and Neighbours In Poplar. NIP was founded in 1969 and is a registered charity providing practical support to older, frail, isolated people of all cultures and faiths, living in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs. It was a wonderful experience to be amongst the volunteers delivering hot Christmas Day dinner to the homes of residents who needed it most.

Volunteers are never lonely people and it’s been a blast making new friends and reconnecting with others.

Sister Christine told me that volunteers had been preparing the food since the day before and this rest of the volunteers joined me a little while after I had arrived to lend a hand.

Also out in force were the youngsters who Amrana does a sterling job with day in and day out. This bunch jumped in the minibus and visited two old peoples homes to bring some cheer to the residents.

Neighbours in Poplar...

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