THE Royal Mail Group has given £10,000 to the Abbeyfield Society to support its Coping at Christmas campaign, which will provide places for older people who otherwise would have been alone during the festivities.

Over 120 houses and care homes across the UK will offer free lunches, dinners or night stays.

Those in South Lakeland are The Meadows and Fairmead, both of Castle Road, Kendal; Abbeyfield House, Victoria Road, Ulverston and Fairfield, Park Road, Grange-over-Sands.