Following enormous success last year, where over 300 presents were generously donated, the Sale and Altrincham office of Home Instead has launched it’s 2014 ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ appeal. The scheme asks members of the public to donate gifts that can be passed on to seniors for Christmas, touching the lives of some of the most vulnerable and potentially lonely members of society at what can be a very difficult time.
This year there are ‘collection venues’ across all areas of Sale & Altrincham making it very easy for inexpensive presents such as, biscuits, toiletries, scarfs and other gifts to be bought from local shops and then donated. The presents are then distributed by organisations that know of senior people who would appreciate receiving a present such as local charities, churches, community groups, pharmacies, medical centres and local hospitals. All the collection venues are listed on the leaflet below. Home Instead will also be collecting presents at the Ashton-on-Mersey Xmas fete on Saturday, 6th Dec.
Alan Savage from Home Instead said “We are very excited about launching this year’s appeal. We have had such a fantastic response in the past and it’s great to see the whole community get behind what we are trying to do.”
Pick up or drop off
Home Instead as a company offer uniquely tailored personal care, dementia care and companionship, and their Altrincham branch has become one of the pillars of the community.
Anyone looking to make a donation can do so by dropping a present off at one of the locations listed below.
Check the facebook page for new donation points and latest news https://www.facebook.com/HomeInsteadAltrincham/
Alternatively you can call Alan Savage on 07879495427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org