Donations help Xmas come early
Santa came early for older residents at a housing scheme in Hucknall with the help of generous donations from local shops.
All of the residents at Herbert Buzzard Court received a present at their Christmas party after Boots donated hundreds of pounds worth of products including perfumes, shampoos, moisturisers and other gifts.
Debra Mundle, who manages the retirement housing scheme, contacted local businesses to see if they could help and the head office of Boots, in Beeston, donated the goods.
Mr and Mrs Claus, in the form of the Community Champions from the Hucknall Tesco store, were also on hand at the Hankin Street court yesterday (Wednesday) to give residents their gifts. The store has supported the residents with donations throughout the year.
Debra Mundle said: “We have been overwhelmed with the response from Boots and Tesco, who have both been extremely generous.
“We have a great community spirit at the court which means many of our tenants enjoy all of the festive activities we hold.
“We wanted all of them to have a gift this year which is why I contacted some local businesses in the hope we could get hold of some things to give out.
“Boots have been so generous, and Tesco, which has supported us throughout the year, has been great and the Community Champions make a brilliant Mr and Mrs Claus.”
Jan Lees, Tesco Community Champion, who dressed as Mrs Claus along with fellow staff member David Stapleton as Santa, said: “We really enjoyed meeting the residents and a cup of tea and a mince pie.
“At Tesco we want to support the local community and it’s our pleasure to put a smile on the faces of other people at Christmas.”
Herbert Buzzard features 31 self-contained retirement apartments with a court manager and communal facilities.
*Pictured resident Jean Ashby with Santa
Published on December 10th, 2015