Help connect people and communities this Christmas
This festive season we are asking publicans across the country to encourage their customers to bring people together and tackle loneliness in their local area by inviting someone as a ‘Plus One’ to their pub.
By encouraging people to bring a ‘Plus One’ along to your pub during December you can make a difference to someone’s day, whilst seeing many positive benefits joining in this initiative can have for you and your pub.
Christmas Plus One is organised by Together Coalition, whose aim is to help build kinder, closer, more connected communities by bringing people together and bridging divides. This Christmas they are encouraging all members of the UK public to take part in ‘Plus One’ inviting them to take their Christmas cheer one step further and involve someone new in their festive plans, including asking them for a chat, drink, some food or to join in an event at their local pub. This initiative is all about connecting people and their communities at a time of celebration and goodwill – which is especially a time when so many might feel that no one cares.
How to get involved?
We appreciate Christmas is already a busy time for publicans, but here are some simple ways to join in and make a difference:
Just raise awareness of Christmas Plus One
with your team and customers, encouraging them to bring a Plus One to your pub during December. You could also look to enlist the help of local charities, community groups and their volunteers to help identify people who would really enjoy coming to the pub to join in a festive occasion.
Incorporate the Christmas Plus One call to action into things you are already doing
during December. Customers might want to bring a ‘Plus One’ to a carol singing event, Christmas market, coffee morning or festive walk etc.
Organise a specific event/activity on Christmas Plus One Day on Tuesday 14th December
when people across the country will be connecting around a national ‘Plus One’ Day to help spread some festive joy.
Poster to help spread the word
Use this poster to encourage your customers to bring a ‘Plus One’ to your pub for a chat, drink, food or to join in an event/activity.Download poster
Download tools to help tell your customers about ‘Plus One’. Use #ChristmasTogether and #lastordersforloneliness with your posts.Get the tools
Get in Touch
Let us know what you are planning for Christmas Plus One so we can help spread the word about your pub’s activities. Please email email@example.com with details.
Help Call Last Orders for Loneliness all year around...
If you would like to help tackle loneliness in your local area and encourage people to join in at your pub throughout the year, which has many great benefits to your pub too, you can find resources to help here:View Join Inn resources