December 6, 2019 3.44 pm This story is over 23 months old

Lincoln estate agents offer free Christmas Day dinner to combat loneliness

What a lovely festive gesture

A Lincoln estate agents will be spreading festive cheer by offering people who may be alone at Christmas a free dinner.

Kinetic Estate Agents, which is based on Redwood Drive in Lincoln, is holding a free buffet with a complimentary drink at Brant Road Social Club in Waddington between 2.30pm-5pm on Christmas Day. Brant Road Social Club provided the venue, which can hold over 200 people, and some extra helping hands free of charge.

Rob Webb, Director at Kinetic Estate Agents, is the brains behind the idea and told The Lincolnite it continues their mantras of “community spirit” and “people before profit”.

Rob, along with his colleagues Nina Sharpe and Jo Foster will give up their Christmas Day to spend it supporting the local community. Some of the workers at the social club have also volunteered their time, as well as some of the vendors Kinetic has sold houses for in the past.

He said: “We are massive about community spirit and giving back, supporting local companies and giving them regular work and referrals including solicitors, building firms and anything to do with the housing sector.

“Following our theme with our community work, I thought what about the lost and forgotten people in society that may not be out and about or have many friends or family, who could be sat alone at Christmas. If we can do something to encourage people to come out and be in a social gathering it would be great.”

It is advised for people to confirm their attendance to Kinetic in advance, but they can also turn up on the day.

A great festive gesture from the Lincoln-based estate agents. Photo: Kinetic Estate Agents

The post on Kinetic’s Facebook page about the festive gesture was shared over 700 times with a lot of positive feedback.

Five people have already confirmed their attendance to the meal and local firm Allen Signs Ltd designed and donated 3,000 leaflets for free to help promote the event.

Rob added: “We’ve had such a big response. Since posting on a Brant Road Facebook page we’ve had so many of the community come forward with calls, emails and social media messages wanting to help, from donating food and money to Christmas trees and giving their time.

“Other estate agents want to get involved on the day too, so it’s pulled the community together. In all my years I’ve never seen so many people jump aboard something and get behind it. The aim and objective is to get people there who will benefit from it.”

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