10th December

Caring Jodie Hoskins donated a special Christmas gift box to a resident at Guild Care’s Linfield House who doesn’t have a family.

Jodie decided she wanted to do something after watching a video online of an elderly man who was all alone at Christmas.

She said: “The video really pulled on my heartstrings; no-one should be alone at Christmas. I decided to get in touch with Guild Care as I knew they had a number of care homes in Worthing, and I wanted to do a special Christmas box for someone who doesn’t have any family.”

Julie Greenhalf, Registered Manager of Linfield House, said: “This really is such a thoughtful idea. The box will be given to Edna, who is 95 who doesn’t have any friends or family left.

“At Linfield House we make sure everyone gets a present on Christmas Day, but this extra gift to Edna will mean such a lot to her. We really are very grateful to Jodie and and her daughter Hazel for bringing in the Christmas box.”

Next year Jodie plans to set up a Facebook page where people can donate gifts to older people without family who live at one of Guild Care’s three care homes.

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