Inspired by Sefton Council’s 2020 appeal, ‘Show them you care’ campaign, local business, The Forshaw Group has decided to help spread Christmas cheer throughout the local community this year.
Laura Williams from the firm has spearheaded an appeal to bring festive cheer to local care home residents. Called ‘Care at Christmas’, she has encouraged members of the team to donate unwanted gifts, purchased gifts, or donations.
With the donations from the team, Laura has been able to provide hampers to four local care homes, Appleby Court Nursing Home, Kirkby House Care Home, Croxteth Park Care Home, and Abbey Wood Park Nursing Home. The hampers include small gifts, sweets, toiletries, jigsaws, puzzle books, Christmas cards and more, for the residents to enjoy over the festive period.
Laura and a team headed out on 16 December to deliver the hampers and were warmly received at each of the care homes.
Laura Williams explained, “Many residents in care homes don’t have family and friends nearby. It’s nice to provide items to help bring a smile to local residents at Christmas.”
All the staff were very welcoming and couldn’t thank the team enough for their generosity. The team were advised that the residents would be delighted with the gifts and would really help at what can be a challenging time.
Meanwhile, Becci Palin, also from The Forshaw Group has organised a collection for the local food bank. She set up a collection in the office and the team donated food and money. Becci used the money raised to go to the local supermarket to buy much-needed produce. A company van was then loaded up and taken to Knowsley Food Bank.
Liam Hanlon the managing director of The Forshaw Group said, “I’m proud of the team and everyone’s enthusiasm to help others at Christmas. Laura and Becci, and everyone who has helped them, have worked hard sourcing the items and ensuring they were delivered to the right places. It is great to see so much support for our local community.”
Main image: Laura Williams and her team with the hampers for the care home