Peterhead FC are reaching out to lonely and vulnerable people in the Buchan community and offering free tickets to the club’s next home match.
Senior club officials are working with organisations in the town, including the Fishermen’s Mission, to find men and women in the who may be forced to spend the holiday season alone.
Peterhead are also encouraging Peterhead residents to ‘be neighbourly’ and invite those who live around them to spend a community day at the football.
The mission’s Superintendent, Steve Murray, said: “We are really happy to be part of this, it is great for the community.
“At this time of year there is so much going on but for some people it can be very different.”
Peterhead are inviting local organisations to help with the initiative.
On Thursday, January 2 2014, Peterhead welcome highland derby rivals Elgin to Balmoor.
The Blue Toon thumped Elgin 4-2 in the last encounter.
The Scottish League match kicks off at 3pm and it is hoped there will be a great atmosphere for the holiday game.
If you feel affected, or are part of an organisation who want to help, contact the club on 01779 478256.
It is estimated about 450,000 people will be spending this festive period alone.
A combination of the ageing population and the fact families are dispersed across the country - and abroad for that matter - means it is not always easy to get together.