Harrogate Care Company Sings With Local Charities

Lisa Stirk Community Co-Ordinator at Home Instead has had the privilege of being invited to several Carol Services run by local charities and organisations in and around Harrogate.

Thursday 13th December, Friends of Ripley held their TLC lunch at All Saints Church, Ripley for the senior members of their community and surrounding villages.

16 people attended including the Revd Paul Harford.  All the guests were entertained by the children from Ripley CofE primary school who sang beautiful carols to get everyone in the Christmas spirit followed by soup, sandwiches and coffee with mince pies.

On Monday 17th, December The Alzheimer's Society held their Carol Service at Christ Church in Harrogate where 23 people attended a wonderful service ran by Revd Matthew Evan's where we joined together to sing carols, listen to readings from the bible and festive poems. Everyone was then invited into the church hall for refreshments and a social gathering.

Tuesday 18th, Dementia Forward saw over 60 people attend their Christmas Carol Service with a lunch afterwards in the Hall of Christ Church, Harrogate.  Revd Matthew Evans delivered a beautiful service with everyone in fine voice throughout.

They were joined by John Middleton (Ashley Thomas, vicar in Emmerdale) a Patron for Dementia Forward, who did a fantastic reading – The wise men go to Bethlehem.

We feel it is so important that Home Instead work closely with community organisation that specialise in Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as this is our area of expertise in senior care.

Seeing groups celebrate special times of the year and supporting carer’s and client’s is just a privilege.  We are looking forward to working even closer with them in 2019.

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Ripley Church at Christmas