Santa's Story

This year we are doing Be A Santa To A Senior, which sees older people who wouldn't otherwise be receiving a gift receive a gift donated by a member of their community. To read the full information on our Be A Santa To A Senior campaign click here

On 30th November 11am - 2pm, Santa will be joining us in The Quadrant shopping centre to support our campaign with the hope to give as many gifts as possible to older people in our community. Leighton will be the gentleman behind the beard - helping to spread the festive spirit! All of Leighton's earnings go directly into Tom's Trust Fund...

In 2009, Leighton's son Tom was assaulted in an unprovoked attack. Initially, he survived with a traumatic brain injury and post traumatic epilepsy. Tom learned to live independently and, with the help of the Traumatic Brain Injury Service (TBIS) in Morriston hospital, he was making good progress. In October 2011, Tom died unexpectedly as a result of post traumatic epilepsy. Tom's Trust Fund was established in memory of Tom. 

Before his death, Tom was given wonderful support from the Traumatic Brain Injury Team, however it was recognised that their resources were very limited.

Since Santa begun his fundraising, the TBIS team have been able to implement several new programmes, including photography, sustainable construction skills, outdoor adventures, organic gardening, music participation and therapy, with many new plans for the coming year. Before mainstream funding is available through the NHS, the TBIS team must provide evidence to prove the effectiveness of each new concept.  Santa’s contributions help to pilot new concepts.  Several of the new programmes have now received mainstream funding as a result of their success.

We're so pleased that Santa will be there to support our Be A Santa To A Senior campaign, and also thrilled that in the process we are raising money for a fantastic cause.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home