Camilla must keep christmas with 11 strangers: 'I have so many butterflies in the stomach'

Camilla Gabriel Andersen love december and christmas so much that she every morning in the year 12. month eat a special healthy version of risalamande with kirs

Camilla must keep christmas with 11 strangers: 'I have so many butterflies in the stomach'

Camilla Gabriel Andersen love december and christmas so much that she every morning in the year 12. month eat a special healthy version of risalamande with kirsebærsovs on.

But where a good christmas often culminates with a christmas eve in the family's presence, so look Sotero christmas dinner is very different.

She get 11 more or less strangers, on a visit in the 32-year-old woman's apartment in Viborg.

There is a Romanian. A chef. A married couple. A few widows. And then a few singles.

None of them know each other, but all have one thing in common:

they Were not to be with Camilla, they would sit alone at home on christmas eve.

"I read happened to be a story about that many sitting alone on christmas eve, and through my volunteer work as besøgsven I have found out how much it gives to help others," says Camilla Gabriel Andersen to B. T.

Therefore, the suggested she idea to his two friends: let us hold a christmas eve, where we invite a lot of foreign persons herhjem.

And they were fresh on the christmas eve, so through a local Facebook group and the Red Cross has in total 11 persons that must have christmas at home with Camilla.

"One of them is even a trained chef, so he comes already at 11 o'clock and helps with the food that we received a sponsorship from a catering company," she says.

the Rest of the flock to come at 17.

One of them is a Romanian woman who has lived in Denmark for many years, but which would sit alone on Tuesday night, because she does not have her daughter.

Normally, she would be a part of the statistics, that by 2017, showed that 13,000 persons each year keep christmas with herself, but now she must sit on the board with a lot of people she never met.

And it is Camilla very excited.

"I have so many butterflies in my stomach. I am simply so excited. And so I look forward to learn them all to know and hear a lot of life stories," she says.

In all, the Camilla and co. 14 people distributed in eight women and six men, there spread in the ages 29 to 78 years.

And it is certainly not the only place in the country, that on Tuesday evening will be a handful of people together and to enjoy the roast pork and/or duck, even though they do not know each other.

DR wrote: in the last week that the Red Cross has been very successful with the measure 'Julevenner', where strangers can sign up and be matched to keep christmas together.

Over 500 danes has signed up as either host or guest, and the figure is almost twice as large as in 2018.

Also at Camilla, she has marked the great interest.

"I've had to say no to a nine-to ten-pieces, because there simply was not room for more. There are many who have written. It's just nice," she says.

the Christmas tree is decorated in the apartment, the table is set forward, and so I'll just wait for the many guests.

"I think it will be great. People seem so cute, and they are also very excited," says Camilla.

Camilla usually to keep christmas with her mother and family on the island of Funen, and there were also sad mines, as she told me that this was not the case this year.

But as time has gone on, and the tank has been allowed to get stuck, have the mother actually considered, for about the next year should keep a great christmas on the island of Fyn, where there is also a place to strangers.

B. T. has agreed to speak with Camilla the 25. december to hear about the different christmas eve was a success, so read with on the first day of christmas, where you will get the answer.

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 07:00

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