Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales.
Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas gifts.
Tracey Webster, Registered Manager at our Flintshire office, said: “Everyone deserves a gift at Christmas, so this year we wanted to make sure as many of our elderly and vulnerable service users as possible received a box of goodies for Christmas, so we hosted a bingo evening and raffle to help raise funds.
“Our staff members and their families as well as members of the public attended the bingo evening and we ran a raffle in the run up and on the night too. We raised more than £1,000, so would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along and gave very generously to the cause.
“The money allowed us to put together 130 boxes and our carers distributed them across the region. Our service users were so grateful for the boxes as they contained items that they need but often can’t get out to collect themselves.
“I’d like to thank all of our staff for their incredible hard work putting all the boxes together. All the effort was worth it when we saw the smiles on our service users’ faces.”