St John’s Christmas Tree Festival - we came first!!

As part of this year’s Christmas celebrations in Epping, St John’s Church held a Christmas Tree Festival early December. This consisted of a display in the Church of individually decorated Christmas trees by local businesses, organisations and groups. There was also seasonal music, concerts by local groups, refreshments and stalls.  Two charities selected by St John’s Church were supported by a percentage of the funds raised over the four days of the Festival.

Home Instead Epping Forest took part, we had to decorate a tree in a theme appropriate to our business, and this year we chose a theme of “Merry Memories at Christmas”. Memories are so important to us all but particularly for the more senior members of the population. We all forget things as we get older and some more than others but a photo of something from the past can just trigger a memory and spark a conversation. Our tree was decorated with some handmade decorations to act as a catalyst for conversation between the younger and older generations. We also lit our tree with lots of house shaped Christmas lights to symbolise we are a company that helps older people stay at home where they are often the happiest.


Here is  a photo of our Christmas tree. We were very pleased with it but we were really surprised and pleased to be voted best tree in the business category!

 Thank you everyone who voted for us.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

office group photo with CQC 'Outstanding' award
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home