The Christmas Day Friends wish to thank all who supported the successful 2017 Christmas Day Dinner held in the Drayton Centre for people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day.

Our supporters include our sponsors The Drayton Centre and the Drayton and Farlington Action Group; the Drayton United Church who have supported the Volunteer meetings over the year; Mohamed at the Community Chemists whose idea this was; and the local businesses listed below whose generosity and community spirit made the event possible.

Farlington Directory
Natural Choice Wood Flooring
Waitrose (Havant)
Sheppards the Butchers
Drayton Cycles
Tescos Farlington
Sunshine Inn
Drayton Coop
Northwood Estate Agents
Southern Counties
Forrest the Opticians
Cosham Dog Grooming
Emsworth Aquaria and Reptiles
News Agent
Drayton Barber Shop
Chinese Take Away Food Centre
Fortune House Chinese
Drayton MOT Centre
Tesco Cosham
Coffee House
Drayton Store
Cameo Bride
enthuse Care
Alexandra Grey Antiques
Meridian Funeral Parlour - Staff
Hampshire Face and Laser Clinic
MSL Computers
Diamond Nails
Cosham Balti
Wonderful Nails
Hair World


The group runs various projects aimed at all residents of Drayton and Farlington. Its activities tend to focus on the needs of older people, but is keen also to be relevant to our younger residents. We keep in touch with local councillors, our neighbourhood forum, volunteer centres, other voluntary organisations and service providers. There is always interest in local developments, so we try to keep our ears to the ground.

Current projects

  • The Drayton and Farlington Information Centre
  • Management of the footcare service at the Drayton Centre
  • Provision of our Drop'n'Shop service to a local supermarket
  • A monthly "Whats On" publication, displayed in various places
  • Various social events such as lunch at South Downs College
  • Support for the free lunch on Christmas Day at the Drayton Centre, funded by local traders
  • Booking appointments for free consultation with a solicitor

We are in need of minibus drivers to help with our Drop'n'Shop service. It would be for about 4 hours, once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday. You need to have a MiDAS licence, but free training will be provided if required.

Please contact us if you can help.


Please don't forget to bring us your used postage stamps, which help to fund the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.


How you can help

Volunteers are always needed to assist with our various activities. Please call in at the Information Centre, ring us on 023 9238 0000, or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Action Group is a registered charity, number 1115636.