Penrith care home receive lovely community gifts thanks to one young manResidents and Colleagues at HC-One’s Croft Avenue care home in Penrith have received a huge amount of donations from the local community thanks to one local, dedicated young man.

Croft Avenue have had the support of Cameron Stewart, a young local man, who has been a regular visitor to Croft Avenue, not only to visit Residents whom he knows but also as a member of the Salvation Army.

Cameron had an idea in October to help to improve the lives of Croft Avenue Residents, realising that Christmas would not be the same this year. He contacted several local businesses in Penrith and asked them to put collection boxes in their shops.

Other businesses gave generous donations and a total of £700 was raised whilst a local college busied themselves making up activity packs for Residents and children from a local school wrote letters to Residents.

A local business donated a sufficient number of boxes so that Cameron could make up gifts in his own time at home.

On Tuesday 8th December, he visited the home with all the donated gifts which took an army of people to bring into the home.

Croft Avenue Home Manager, Teresa McGuinness said: “We are so impressed with the initiative of this enterprising young man and are extremely grateful for the time and effort he has put into this project.”