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A Little Bit of Cheer – Could you find an extra plate at your table?

Christmas is fast approaching, and the team here at A Little Bit of Stone find our thoughts turning to those less fortunate or vulnerable at what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.

With that in mind, we’re reaching out to our ALBOS community to find people who’d be interested in a helping spread A Little Bit of Cheer (ALBOC) this Christmas time.

The idea behind ALBOC is to bring together people, like ourselves, who could cater for an extra guest (or two) over the festive period, and those in our community who would otherwise be lonely.

We will be working with Stone Community Hub to identify people who would benefit from a family environment, and would like to appeal for host families that could cater for an extra guest.


It could be the big day itself, or Boxing Day/Christmas Eve, or at any point over the Christmas period.

Obviously safety is paramount for both sides, so we will be holding a get together at the Stone Community Hub for people to get to know each other, with Community Support Officers in attendance.

If you are interested in being a potential host family, please comment on this post, or email DBS/CRB checked people would be a bonus, but not essential. There will be a short questionnaire to ensure suitability (for example if there are animals in the house then anyone with allergies wouldn’t be viable guests).

Equally if you know of an elderly, vulnerable, or lonely person, feel free to suggest them to us in a private message or put them in touch with Stone Community Hub.



  1. Hi, I would be very interested to find out some more details about ALBOC, with the intention of being a host family.

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