St. Luke's Tree Festival, Maidenhead

Our Home Instead sponsored tree at the St. Luke's Tree Festival, Maidenhead this weekend.

Home Instead at St. Luke's Tree Festival

As we have for many years now, Home Instead Maidenhead, Henley & Wallingford have sponsored a Christmas tree at St Luke’s Church Tree Festival on Norfolk Road, Maidenhead. This is a wonderful event that we are always every proud to be involved in, as the event is not only a beautiful, community festival, but also our sponsorship of a tree donates money to charity. And the event has given to some very worthy causes over the years. Sponsorship donations this year are going to a youth mental health charity, Number 22 (Maidenhead & Windsor Youth Counselling Service), so we are delighted to give to this worthy cause – most years total donations collected by St. Luke’s over the three day festival are close to £2K! And the trees are offered to local families who may not normally be able to afford a tree of their own after the festival, so another worthy cause.

We like to shake things up a bit when it comes to decorating the tree and think of different themes for each year. In the past we have hung hearts and little wooden houses on our tree to represent our work – enabling people to stay safe and well in the place they love – their own homes. We have also, in years past, asked clients to write their fondest Christmas memories, or a Christmas wish, on some colourful paper which we then sealed in a clear bauble. This year, during our Care team Christmas parties, we asked our Care Professional team for quotes – these could be quotes about how they feel about their role here at Home Instead, or just something that warms the heart, to write on hearts to decorate the tree – and they came up with some very touching ideas, including this from our Care Professional, Julia,

‘If you can lie down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone’s day just a little better, you know you had a good day.’

And on the reverse of the heart, it says,

“My job @ Home Instead ensures every day is a good day!”.

We love that, Julia – it’s so true!

All are welcome to view the trees during the festival at St. Luke’s and it’s well worth a visit – the church is full of beautifully and thoughtfully decorate trees from local companies and charities – and the smell from the pines is beautiful – a real treat for all senses!

If you would like to pop in and see the festival for yourself, opening times are;

Friday 8th. & Saturday 9th. : 10am-7pm

Sunday 10th.: 12noon-6pm (Closing service at 6pm)

We hope to see you there!