Be a Santa to a Senior this Christmas!

From left, Megan Spurgeon, Lynda Perry, Father
From left, Megan Spurgeon, Lynda Perry, Father


Local at-home care company, Home Instead, has joined forces with a number of businesses including Tesco, Bishop’s Park, Coach and Horses, Thorley, Harvest Moon, Bishop’s Stortford, The Shed in Sawbridgeworth, and other businesses' to bring a heart-warming scheme to the East Hertfordshire area this Christmas. The gift-giving scheme, called ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, will see gifts distributed amongst elderly people in our community.

The way it works is simple. Each venue has a ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Christmas tree on display. The idea is that each tree carries gift tags with details of a specific present and a recipient. Members of public are invited to select a gift tag, purchase the present and then place it back under the tree. The presents will then be distributed to elderly folk who may be lonely or may not get a present this year.

Speaking about ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, owner of Home Instead in Sawbridgeworth, David Bassett said, “We are really excited about this scheme and are delighted that so many local businesses decided to partner with us to allow us to distribute gifts to elderly people in our community who really need them.

“We provide care to older people in their own homes, so clients are assured of regular company from their CAREGivers.  But we are hoping that ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ will allow us to reach out to the many older people who, perhaps, don’t receive as many visitors as our clients and who would really appreciate knowing that local people are thinking about them this Christmas.”

For more information, please contact Home Instead in Sawbridgeworth on 01279 721443 or visit