A BARNSLEY woman is planning a new year's day party - so that lonely strangers don't have to see in 2016 alone.

Kelly Brown-Pleasants has launched her 'Man in the Moon' campaign to raise £200 to pay for a roast dinner and afternoon of entertainment for older local residents who are lonely or experiencing isolation.

She said: "The John Lewis advert has touched many people and raised awareness of how many elderly people are lonely.

"I would love to get any elderly local people the opportunity to socialize and make new friends, with a view for them to meet up with each other in future."

It will be hosted at the community hall at Birdwell Church.

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