Hebburn care home gift Christmas hampers to local communityHC-One homes across the north of England have organised a hamper initiative, that saw representatives from the homes hand out hampers in the local community, to  combat loneliness, isolation and bring a smile to people’s faces this Christmas. 

Residents and Staff at the Hebburn Court care home in Hebburn recently decided to give back to their local community this Christmas, after the local community pulled together to help the home during the coronavirus pandemic.

This year has been a difficult year for everyone and a year where everyone has had to pull together.  Residents at Hebburn Court care home nominated individuals in their local community who they felt, truly deserved a surprise with the delivery of a wonderful Christmas hamper.  

Hebburn Court care home surprised John and Winnie, Trish, Phylis, Mick and John on the 15th December with their hampers, they were overjoyed with the gifts which helped them feel remembered and appreciated during the festive season.

John, from Jarrow said “This is a lovely surprise and I am very grateful for your kindness.”

Phylis, who lives in Hebburn and has volunteered at the home in the past said: “It’s so lovely to see you, I miss you all very much and can’t wait to get back to work.” 

Residents and Colleagues at Hebburn Court have missed Phylis’ smile, good humour and kindness and they can’t wait for her to return. 

Hebburn Court Home Manager, Dale Summersby said: “Being able to give something back to the local community, following their fantastic response to our Christmas appeal and the kindness they have shown throughout the year, was such a fulfilling gesture.”

Senior Area Director, Lynn Lant “We are extremely thankful to those in our community for the love and support that they have shown us through these unprecedented and challenging times.  To be able to offer a token of our appreciation was only fitting and we hope that the hampers we delivered, bring the same feelings of joy and warmth that they have given us through 2020!”

Overall, ten HC-One homes across the north of England are distributing Christmas hampers to people in the local community, spreading the festive spirit across the whole region and strengthening their relationships with those who they already communicate with.