8th February, 2018

A donation of £765 by ASDA contributed to providing over 1,000 Christmas lunches served at Guild Care’s day centres during the festive season last year.

Over the Christmas period, low cost subsidised festive lunches were served daily in both the Guild Care Centre, which supports older people and its Bradbury Wellbeing Centre for those living with Dementia in the community, who may have felt isolated during this time.

Christmas for the majority of people is a joyous, family centred occasion, so Guild Care is dedicated to opening its doors and welcoming in those who may be alone or struggling at this special time, offering a bountiful supply of Christmas spirit with its range of live entertainment, fun games and a Christmas lunch surrounded by friends. 

The ASDA funding was vital in ensuring that our day centre users weren’t alone at home and instead were a part of the festive cheer and were able to enjoy a delicious lunch at a very low cost.

ASDA Community Champion Mick Kelly recently presented the cheque to us and was able to see at first hand the centre and to meet the people it supports and encourages to live a fun and healthy life.

Chris Sterry who visited the centre over the seasonal period said, “Coming to Guild Care at Christmas is like coming to an extended family, it’s like coming home.” 

Another visitor, Ethel Harefield said, “There’s nowhere else like this (Guild Care) we are all so lucky to have Christmas parties and entertainment.”