Gift Giving scheme returns to Jackson Square Shopping

Gift Giving scheme returns to Jackson Square Shopping Centre

Local home care provider, Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford, is thrilled to announce that Santa will be safely joining them in their Grotto for their annual ‘Be a Santa To a Senior’ gift-giving campaign on 1st December at Jackson Square Shopping Centre, in Bishop’s Stortford.

Visiting Santa this year will be completely COVID-19 secure, with hygiene measures and social distancing guidelines in place to ensure the safety of all who take part.

Home Instead’s Christmas campaign is now in its seventh year. It sees the company’s team wrapping gifts donated by members of the community, which are then hand-delivered to older people in the local area who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present.

This December, local children can bring a gift for an elderly person to Sana’s grotto, located inside the shopping centre, and in return, they will meet Santa and his elves and receive their own small gift. Examples of gifts suitable for an older person include slippers, chocolate, sweets, puzzle books and toiletries.

David Bassett, director and general manager of Home Instead, commented: “We are so happy to be able to continue our Christmas campaign into its seventh year. Every year we see the difference we make to lonely older people at Christmas through donating gifts, and it is lovely to be able to bring a smile to their faces. As a home care provider for the elderly, we see how loneliness can affect people, so this campaign is extremely important to us- especially in the light of the ongoing pandemic, as many older people could be isolated from their families over the Christmas period.

“We would like to thank the shopping centre for working alongside us again this year to make Santa’s grotto a reality. We’re really looking forward to seeing children’s faces light up when they meet Santa and the faces of the elderly light up when they receive their gifts. We’re hoping this campaign might be the little bit of fun that children and seniors need after such a turbulent year.”

For more information on the gift-giving campaign, please call 01279295220 or visit:

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