Helping the community by donating Christmas Hampers to care home

Helping the community by donating Christmas Hampers to local care home

One of the amazing festive activities we have at Giles Academy is to give something back to the local community by creating ‘Christmas Hampers’ for residents at The Minstrels Care Home in Wrangle.

Last year we donated 35 hampers generously packed full of festive cheer. As some of the elderly people at The Minstrels Care Home may have no family or friends, this act of kindness will definitely be much appreciated at Christmas.

Each form will have the same sized box to dress in their very own Christmas theme, whether that is using wrapping paper or painting and decorating. Then students in each form are asked to donate an item to put in the hamper. We would like to thank Warners Group Printers in Bourne for kindly donating these boxes to use.

The Christmas hampers are scheduled to be delivered to The Minstrels Care Home in the last full week of term so everyone should bring in their donations by Monday 11th December 2023 at the latest.


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.


Below are some of the items you could donate:

  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate
  • Warm socks
  • Scarfs
  • Gloves
  • Slippers
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee
  • Toiletries
  • Puzzle books
  • Handmade gifts
  • Tinned food (Soup etc.)
  • Porridge
  • Mince pies
  • Books
  • Mugs

Please do not donate anything alcoholic (including chocolates), candles, boiled sweets, nuts and fresh / short life food.

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