As part of a series of local community support initiatives, Kingsley Healthcare has presented gift bags to the Salvation Army’s Lowestoft Citadel to be given out at the church’s Christmas Day lunch.
Rosie Rigden, PA to Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan, said: “We took guidance on what gifts would be most appropriate and included bath sets, mini Christmas puddings and cakes, chocolates, socks and tinned meat.”
She was accompanied by colleagues Matt Herring, Kingsley’s head of corporate finance, and Teresa Drake, head office housekeeper, and the gift bags were handed to church members Lisa King, a local nurse who will be cooking the Christmas Day lunch, and Mel Batty.
The Salvation Army’s Major Kathy Woodhouse said: “I could not believe it when I came into the Citadel and saw what was in the lovely gift bags. The gifts are perfect and I want to say a big thank you to Kingsley. It’s fantastic that local businesses and individuals are so supportive.
“We will be giving them out on Christmas Day to a mix of lonely older people who live on their own and people living in precarious circumstances.”
Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan said: “We are a national care provider now but we are still conscious and proud of our roots in Lowestoft. As a company we are passionate about supporting the communities in which we work.”
Throughout November, Kingsley has also been running a food banks appeal at its Lowestoft head office and care homes across the country.
Staff also supported the Movember men’s health charity initiative raising nearly £1,800.
Author: Stephen Pullinger