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Local at home care company, Home Instead Senior Care Hemel Hempstead and Chilterns, is delighted with the success of its annual Christmas gift giving scheme, having received over 206 generously donated gifts for the elderly living in the local area.

Sainsbury’s in Apsley and Tesco in Tring and Jarman Park kindly hosted gift collection points, at which customers donated items such as chocolates, biscuits, slippers and beauty and wellbeing sets.

All the donated items were then gift wrapped by the team at Home Instead and delivered to thankful elderly attendees at Adeyfield Coffee Mates, Tuesday Club, Centre in the Park and The Heather Club.

Commenting on the campaign, Rosie Braddon, recruitment and support manager at Home Instead, said: ‘Every year, we are always overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community who donate to our ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ gift giving campaign and this year is no exception. I would like to thank everyone who has donated a gift this year, helping older people feel less lonely over the festive season.’

Rosie continued, ‘Home Instead would also like to offer a heartfelt thanks to all the staff and customers at Tesco and Sainsbury’s for supporting our really worthwhile cause. It really helped to ensure that many more seniors received a thoughtful gift over Christmas.’

For more information on how to get involved with ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ in 2020 or to find out about the services offered by Home Instead Senior Care call 01442 233 599 or visit

Pictured: Linda Braddon, Home Instead’s registered care manager and Paula Routledge, Home Instead’s senior caregiver.