18th December

Caring Jodie Hoskins and her friend Helena Sherriff have spent the last month collecting dozens of gifts which will be presented on Christmas Day to over 30 residents who live at our three nursing homes and no longer have any family.

Last year Jodie decided she wanted to do something after watching a video online of an elderly man who was all alone at Christmas. She then produced a wonderful large Christmas box for one resident without family at our Linfield House nursing home.

This year Jodie and her friend Helena reached out to family, friends and the local community and were inundated with gifts including slippers, biscuits, toiletries scarves, and two special Christmas hampers from Morrisons.

Jodie and Helena with our Customer Service Team

Jodie said: “This year I wanted it to be bigger and instead of doing just one box I wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer across all of Guild Care’s care homes. Thanks to all my family, friends and the local community including Morrisons and the Knit and Knatter group at St Peters in Sompting who have kindly given us literally dozens of gifts that will be given out on Christmas Day.”

Helen Tidball, Guild Care’s Customer Services Officer, said: “It’s amazing and so thoughtful of Jodie and Helena to do this for our residents who won’t have a family visitor on Christmas Day.  Thank you to all the people who contributed to help make Christmas even more special for all those residents.”

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