After last year’s success we set a target of 300… and smashed it, by collecting over 500 wonderful gifts.
As people gave so generously, we also were able to donate to Roundabout Sheffield, a charity that supports young people at risk of homelessness.
“My YP was over the moon. I took her loads of stuff so that she had plenty to open this Christmas.” – Bev, Roundabout Key Worker
Presents were given and excitedly opened in the BIADS day centre, where older people opened boxes of biscuits, chocolates and warm winter accessories.
They were thrilled to receive some festive joy, and centre staff report there were swift demands to make sure it happens again next year!
Older people at Age UK Barnsley also enjoyed opening their gifts, many of them shocked to receive a gift at all.