Get involved

Volunteer with us or Donate a meal

You can apply to join our team of volunteers or offer to pay for someone else’s Christmas dinner.

For thirteen years, Ely Cathedral and a wonderful group of volunteers have been providing a Christmas Day lunch.

This Christmas we are extending the project to cover three venues in the City.

The Christmas Lunch is being coordinated by the same team working as the new Charity, Ely Community Lunches.

Tickets will go on sale soon and it will be possible to support this initiative by donating £10 to enable someone in need of food, company, or both to be able to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with all the festive trimmings.

Those wishing to apply to join the volunteer team are asked complete a volunteer application form so that we have time to process DBS checks and provide the necessary training.

Please email us for a copy of the volunteer application form. Paper copies are available from The Lighthouse. 

Donate the cost of lunch for someone

Please donate a lunch Here.

We will allocate the donated lunches to those who have been recommended to us from the Foodbank and other agencies anonymously

Donate food items, decorations or gifts

There are lots of elements that come together to make a festive meal. Please help us with donations of food (ask us what we need) or the kind of presents that an adult or elderly person might enjoy for Christmas.