Christmas comes early to Dearne

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FATHER Christmas is travelling to the Dearne Valley early this year in a bid to make sure nobody misses out on the fun and turkey trimmings of the festive season.

Rotherham Council is teaming up with big-hearted South Yorkshire housewife Gloria Stewart to bring the “Home Alone at Christmas” event to the Park Inn Hotel at Manvers.

The event, which gives people who will be spending the festive season alone the chance to celebrate Christmas in similar company, was a hit in Sheffield last year and introduced hundreds of people to new friends.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, December 1, from noon to 3.30pm and guests will be treated to traditional Christmas cheer, presents and entertainment.

Gloria said: “I’d like to give Rotherham a taste of the success other Home Alone events and with your help, and support from the local community, this can be achieved.

“If you would like to request a seat at the Home Alone at Christmas event, or are a business who would like to donate goods or services in any way to the event, please get in touch on 01142 570 460.”