Dozens of isolated older people are being invited to indulge in some VIP Christmas cheer at a special party this month.
Nightel Humber, based at Humberside Airport, will welcome 60 people to the festive event on Thursday.
Sam Cook, manager of Nightel Humber, said the idea had come from Sharon Bryant, a chef at 365 Catering Ltd which provides catering services to the hotel.
She added that people living in the sparsely-populated area around the airport could easily become isolated and Nightel Humber offered an ideal venue for the event.
Sam said: “Christmas is about spending time with people you love.
“It is the one time of year when most people can take a break at the same time and get to catch up with family and friends and have a great time.
“Sadly, however, not everyone is so lucky.
“There is a huge number people who don’t have anyone to share Christmas with and it must be a terribly lonely time of year for them.
“We heard about Age Concern’s appeal and knew we had the space to hold a party, so we decided it would be nice to bring as many people together as possible in the run-up to Christmas Day and help alleviate some of that loneliness.”
A number of companies working with Nightel Humber or serving Humberside Airport have pledged support to the event. Brakes Food, which supplies ingredients to the hotel, will provide food for the dinner, while contractors RJ Developments (Hull) Ltd, N&P Electrical and S&R Groundworks And Civil Engineering Ltd have provided money to buy Christmas presents.
Cable Taxis, based at the airport, are set to take guests to and from the hotel.
Sam added that there were still a few spaces left for guests.
She said: “If anyone knows of anybody who would like to come along, or who they feel would enjoy the party, they can get in touch with me on 0845 8384783.
“All the companies who have donated have been so generous that we have enough food and presents for at least 60 people, and I can’t thank them all enough.”