Kindness at Christmas Campaign at Newcastle care homeAt Fleming Court, residential and residential memory care home, in Newcastle, have been working hard to help the local community throughout the festive period.

Fleming Court have been working hard during the month of December in preparation for their Kindness at Christmas campaign 2021. According to Age UK, over one million older people in the UK can go for a whole month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member and in this current financial climate a lot of families will struggle this Christmas.  

Staff and Residents at Fleming Court decided they wanted to spread some Christmas joy to people living on their own and for families in need in the local community by making up ‘Kindness Hampers’ with lots of Christmas goodies. 

Flemming Court, reached out to our local school West Jesmond School, and they said they would help to collect donations in order for the Residents and staff to make up the hampers.

Resident Liaison Officer Jill Wright commented, “It has been a very difficult 18 months for everyone. We decided in our Residents committee meeting we wanted to spread some joy this Christmas in the way of our Kindness hampers. We were amazed at amount of donations we got from West Jesmond School, ranging from Christmas cakes, scarves, socks, tins of food to homemade biscuits”

West Jesmond school choir visited the care home on Friday 10th December to drop off their generous donations and they entertained Residents in our gardens with a beautiful carol service.

Residents and staff have been busy making up hampers which were distributed to the nominees on the 23rd. December.  

Jenny Henderson, one of the receivers of one of our hampers said “Thank you so much. I feel overwhelmed that someone has nominated me! Merry Christmas everyone.”

Resident, Elizabeth Davidson, said, “It was wonderful to see the children sing and it feels good to do our bit this Christmas.”

Karen Stewart, added, “I am so proud of the staff and Residents they have worked so hard. I also want to say the biggest thank you to West Jesmond School, as this would not have been possible without their help and generosity.”