For Bridget, Christmas is a lonely prospect.

For most people, Christmas is a special time for family, friends and celebrations but for Bridget*, and countless men and women like her, it is a time of isolation, loneliness and risk.

Bridget came to London in the late 1950s and as the last member of her family, this Christmas will be particularly difficult.

This Christmas, the life-saving services of the London Irish Centre can help to take away that fear.

There are people who have nobody and going for the meal is their life." Mary Ryan
During the festive season and throughout the whole year, the London Irish Centre helps those in most need.
They can help you out in every sense of the word. They are a home from home and they're genuinely here 100% to help you and you can feel the warmth off them when you come in. A lot of people would be in dire situations in this area without the help of these people.” John Murphy
From advice to crisis assistance, home visits to warm lunches, friendly activities to a warm Irish welcome, our services are here to help.

In the past 12 months: 4012 advice sessions, 5,434 hot meals, £1.67m of entitlements for clients, 7,332 hours volunteered, 1,972 clients assisted through crisis.

This Christmas, we ask you to help us to look after Bridget and the many others like her across London.

*Name and details have been changed, Bridget is a representative of a LIC service user.