‘Don’t be alone during the holidays’

‘Don’t be alone during the holidays’

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Santa Claus is set to make an appearance at the Christmas Breakfast.

In a bid to share the spirit of Christmas Centrepoint Church will be holding its annual breakfast on Christmas Day in Maddington.

Senior pastor and breakfast event coordinator Aaron Pryce said the Christmas Breakfast was for everyone to attend with the main goal of providing a fun filled morning.

“The intention is for people that may otherwise be alone at Christmas to come and make new friends and connect with other people in the community,” he said. “It is open to the rich or the poor or in between, the young and old, to Christians and non-Christians alike, no matter what country you are from or what language you speak, we don’t want anyone to spend Christmas alone.”

First started in 2008 the Christmas Breakfast came about through conversation with local council after Centrepoint Church decided to prioritise connecting people who were isolated from the community.

Mr Pryce said Christmas Day was supposed to be a joyous occasion but for many this was not the case.

“Many people experience loneliness, anxiety, sadness and a sense of emptiness at Christmas time,” he said.

“We believe it is vital to connect people and create an environment that helps individuals to feel valued and accepted.”

The morning will include breakfast, live entertainment and carol singing, a visit from Santa with presents for children and other activities.

Mr Pryce said through the support of sponsors and the dedication and selflessness of an army of volunteers the church could provide a morning of festive fun completely free to the community.

He said it was a great atmosphere and it would put a smile on the face of everyone there, from volunteers to those attending.

The Christmas Breakfast was a free event.

To register or volunteer visit christmasbreakfast.com.au.