Local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, has joined forces with M&S in Felixstowe and a number of local charities, churches and welfare organisations to bring a heart warming new scheme to Felixstowe 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. M&S will have a ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Christmas tree on display on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December. The tree will be decorated with gift tags carrying the first name of a local person and the gift they would enjoy receiving. Members of the public can then buy an appropriate gift from M&S and leave it with the Home Instead team who will set to expertly wrapping the items, delivering them just in time for Christmas.
Speaking about ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, Chris Lye of Home Instead Ipswich said, “We are really excited about the launch of this scheme and are delighted that M&S and several local organisations have decided to partner with us to allow us to distribute gifts to people who really need them.”
“We provide care to older people in their own homes. Our 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.”
In closing Emily Russell from M&S Felixstowe said, “We are more than happy to be working with Home Instead and helping to make ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ a huge success. We are looking forward to receiving donations.”