On your own at Christmas? Forres mum says you can drop in at hers… online

A Forres- mum-of-two has pledged to interrupt her family Christmas to help those feeling loneliness at this time of year.

Kathleen Roberston got the idea from a breakfast TV show about people on their own where Christmas can be a long day.

She said it struck a chord with her and immediately wanted to do something. She posted on the Everyday Forres Facebook group, and the responses were encouraging with everyone saying what a kind and thoughtful thing to do.

She is now setting up a virtual event on Zoom to take people in to share in her family event.

Kathleen, a self-employed veterinary surgeon, will spend Christmas with just her husband and two teenage sons, and whoever logs on to join her.

She said: “Our Christmas Day is now a dog walk in the morning followed by a Christmas brunch then Christmas Dinner later in the day.

“Early afternoon seemed a good time to fit into our day but also for folk on their own. It’s something to do halfway through what could be a long day.

Keep an eye on this page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341262659973507/posts/1077203666379399/

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