Christmas gifts and generosity
Published on 20 December 2021 10:43 AM
Your kind thoughts make a difference
Our Kettering day centre Manager Mark Morgan [above right] is always happy to welcome friendly visitors (adhering to covid secure guidelines) to bring a bit of festive fun to the day centre. Our clients enjoyed meeting three friendly volunteers from Nationwide Building Society's Northampton office and were very appreciative of the thoughtful gift bags that Lauren, Charlotte and David brought with them. Some of our clients live alone and it is not unusual for them to have no presents at Christmas, and with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, they might not be seeing their family this year.
Bill and Eileen very much enjoyed David's Bingo-calling skills!
We also say a huge thank you to Deacon Jim Hannigan and Nyta Mann of Northampton Caritas for donating over 40 Christmas bags, each one full of festive goodies that have been donated by local parishioners in the Northampton Diocese of the Catholic Church. The gift bags will be thoughtfully distributed to clients in the county who we believe are on a low income and whose circumstances are not easy. The gifts are part of Caritas' Love Christmas 2021 campaign which "aims to provide some joy and happiness to those most in need this Christmas by reaching out and letting people know we are with them, and they are not alone." We are sure that the kind gifts will reassure our clients that they have not been forgotten by people in their community and will help them enjoy Christmas this year.
Roger Harris [centre] was delighted to collect the gift bags and to thank Deacon Jim and Nyta Mann of Caritas Northampton and the many people living in 69 parishes in Northamptonshire who donated the gifts.
Judith Warren of our Hospital Discharge & Community team took gift bags to some of her clients. Frank was so happy to get an unexpected Christmas present and says he's ever so grateful. Thank you.