Community focused Home Instead Senior Care organised the 'Sale Square Mile Community Open Day' on Saturday 24th November to go with their 'Be a Santa to a senior' scheme.
Hundreds of the public attended the Open Day, bringing their presents & buying from more than 50 stalls in St Paul’s Church hall and church. The 'Be a Santa to a Senior' scheme was also supported by Sale's M&S, ALDI, Sainsburys and Wilkinsons stores who helped Home Instead raise awareness and collect donations.
Over 600+ presents have now been donated to the 'Be a Santa to a senior' scheme, an amazing total.
The members of the Home Instead Senior Care Altrincham and Sale team were kept busy on the day wrapping presents for over 5 hours and found it a very humbling experience to receive all the donations.
Lucy Gill from Home Instead Senior Care Altrincham and Sale said 'it really was an emotional experience and very touching to see the public's reaction to the volume of presents donated. It was also great to see how much people enjoyed giving, knowing that the gifts were going to distributed to local seniors.'
Organisations such as charities, community groups & the NHS will now be helping Home Instead Senior Care Altrincham and Sale with the distribution the presents, they will be delivered to senior people in the community who they know will really appreciate receiving a gift for Christmas.
All the presents will be accompanied by cards that were hand made by the children of Springfield school & also by children at the Community Open Day.
Lucy and Alan would like to add a big personal thanks to everyone that was involved but especially Rev Barbara Sharp, the vicar of St Paul's church, for supporting 'Be a Santa to a senior' 2012.