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Hugh Grant “Spreads Festive Cheer” Serving Christmas Lunch to Elderly Residents

PHOTO: KEVIN POOLMAN/H&F COUNCIL

Hugh Grant shared some “festive spirit” by spending Christmas Day serving a joyful lunch to elderly residents in London in what has been described as “the real Love Actually”.

The event, organized by the Hammersmith and Fulham council, aimed to bring together elderly residents who might otherwise spend Christmas alone. Grant actively participated by serving meals to the local community, engaging in conversations, and posing for photographs with attendees.

The council shared a series of photographs on social media of the Hollywood actor serving food and meeting the elderly guests.

A Hammersmith and Fulham Council spokesperson said: “Thanks to everyone who joined us at the annual Big H&F Christmas Day Lunch – including a very special guest, Hugh Grant.

“Hugh helped us serve lunch to 500 local older people who otherwise would have celebrated alone. This was the real Love Actually.”

The free two-course meal was open to vulnerable and elderly residents and included entertainment from a live band. Attendees also received mince pies and a goodie bag, while free transport was put on for those who needed it.

Around £40,000 was raised by donations to make the festive tradition happen.

Speaking before the event, Councillor Ben Coleman, deputy leader of the council, said: “Our Christmas lunch offers good food, company, gifts and lots of laughs to many older residents who would otherwise be spending December 25 on their own.”

 

 
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