Christmas Gift Giving Scheme is a Huge Sucess!

Local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care East Northants, are delighted with the success of their ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ gift giving campaign having received a whopping 200 plus gifts.

All the gifts were kindly donated by staff and visitors to Milton Ernest Garden Centre, Podington Garden Centre, Home Instead East Northants CAREGivers and office staff.

The gifts were then beautifully wrapped in festive gift-wrap at a mulled wine and mince pies wrapping party at our offices in Wellingborough and donated to The British Legion branches of Rushden, Wellingborough and Finedon. Also, Kettering General Hospital, St Mary’s Church and St Peters Church in Rushden and Kettering’s Salvation Army.

Information Officer for the South-East Midlands Emma Connor, who is based at the Rushden British Legion branch, presented a gift to Veteran Jack and said, “It was lovely to see Jack unwrap his present, he was so grateful. Jack has no family at all, he sees carers four times a day and I try to see him at least once a week.”

Commenting on the campaign, Home Instead co-owner, Rosina Darnell said, “We love that the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign allows us to reach out to older people in our community who, perhaps, would really appreciate knowing that local people are thinking about them this Christmas.”

Rosina continues, “We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our Be a Santa to a Senior campaign this year. To have received 200 plus gifts is a massive achievement!”

The ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign is a way of giving back to the community, by sprinkling happiness and festive cheer to seniors in the local area who may not have any or many people around them at Christmas.

For more information on ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ or to find about services offered by Home Instead Senior Care in East Northants, call 01933 678775 or visit

Photo caption: Photo 1: Veteran Jack ready to open his gift and Ex Land Girl Doris

Photo 2 left to right: Emma Connor, Alan Short, Vice Chairman of the County and Branch Secretary of Finedon, Home Instead’s; Rosina Darnell, Lucy Darnell, Mark Darnell and Marie Franks, Padre John Seaman and Henry; Vice Chairman of Wellingborough.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming CAREGiver