Kibble pupils have stepped in to support ‘Festive Friends’, an annual event by St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation to support those in the community who are isolated and alone on Christmas Day.
To help bring a little festive cheer, pupils have created special handmade Christmas decorations that will go into a Christmas gift box handed out to isolated members of the community on Christmas Day.
The ‘Festive Friends’ Event
Every year the St Mirren Foundation host the Festive Friends event at the stadium where elderly and vulnerable people and families can gather together for a special Christmas Day celebration with food and live music. This is made possible thanks donations from the community and partner organisations.
This year, due to the impact of Covid-19, they were determined to make the event go ahead and instead it would be a Festive Friends Santa Dash. In partnership with the SPFL Trust and Salvation Army they will open up and utilise the kitchens at St Mirren Park and the amazing catering team from the salvation Army will cook a delicious Festive Dinner for all on the Santa Dash list.
The team, along with volunteer drivers from the Scottish Fire Service, will then deliver these hot cooked meals along with Christmas gift and delicious Festive Friends Christmas Hamper to everyone identified and referred to us from our community partners. The volunteers will also spend time, socially distanced, having a chat with everyone they visit at their front door before checking in later with a telephone call to check they enjoyed their dinner and are safe and happy.
Act of Kindness
Well done to everyone involved in this great event and we wish everyone a very special day and a Merry Christmas. Very proud of our pupils on their amazing, creative efforts and kindness as always.