We were recently contacted by Emily at Violets Gifts with a kind offer of providing Christmas gifts to residents with no loved ones. Emily started the project in 2015 after her own grandmother went in to a care home. She eventually became aware of the amount of people in care homes without loved ones. To follow this touching story please click here.
Emily partnered with another registered charity ‘Small Acts of Kindness’ who have been trained by the NHS to ensure their processes are Covid-secure. This allowed volunteers to drop the gifts outside homes, wearing a mask and keeping at a 2m distance.
On Thursday 17th December, we were presented with a sack of christmas gifts for residents at Swarthmore Care Home, who are without loved ones. The gifts will be distributed to our residents by the one and only 'Santa Claus' on the big day. I am sure this will put smiles on faces and light up their day.
We would like to say a great big thank you for all your dedication and efforts in reaching out to care homes at this time of year.
We would also like to thank our local ‘Waitrose’ store in Gerrards Cross for the donations of mince pies and chocolates for staff and residents here at Swarthmore Care Home. We are all looking forward to enjoying the delights during morning coffee. Thank you to Ketki, Partner & Community Lead at Waitrose who has organised donations throughout 2020.