35 Christmas hampers donated to local care home

35 Christmas hampers donated to local care home

All of the students at Giles Academy have joined together to give their season’s greetings by creating Christmas Hampers for residents at The Minstrels Care Home in Wrangle.

On Thursday 16th December, staff and students from Giles Academy delivered 35 Christmas Hampers in this seasonal tradition for the school where students in every form donate an item into a Christmas Hamper. Unfortunately, due to Covid, this was not possible last year so the school have been very much looking forward to providing some festive cheer once again.

Every form in the school created their very own Christmas Hamper, which they decorated in their very own Christmas theme and every student then donated an item to put in the hamper. The range of items donated included chocolates, biscuits, tea bags, coffee, hot chocolate, marmalade, jam, tinned food, toiletries, socks and festive items.

When all of these small items come together in one hamper – it becomes a very generous and appreciated gift at a time of year when some people may be lonely. It has been a very difficult time for many residents at The Minstrels Care Home who may have limited contact with family or friends over the festive period so this act of kindness is much appreciated.

The Minstrels do an amazing job providing support for up to 33 older people living with dementia and other related illnesses, and residents who require permanent or respite care in a residential setting.

Jane Brodie, Care Home Manager at The Minstrels Care Home said “We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support shown from our local community. We would like to thank all the pupils from Giles Academy for taking the time to donate thoughtful gifts, these Christmas hampers really will be appreciated by all our residents at Christmas. It is very heart warming to have such caring young people in our community.”

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