Residents and staff at Beaumont Hall care home in Leicester have been putting others first during this festive season by collecting food items to be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.
Beaumont Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes has put together Christmas food hampers for the charity after they themselves had a food parcel donated from their local cab firm, Beaumont Taxis. This founded the idea that the home could also help others and they began to collect food items from residents, relatives and staff to donate to the local community.
Residents at the home were particularly keen to donate to Help for Heroes, a charity which provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick military, as this is close to many of their hearts. The charity has sent the donation to their Tedworth Recovery Centre.
Dean Williams, Central Regional Manager at Help for Heroes said “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and this incredible generosity is a wonderful example of people rallying support and doing their bit for a wonderful cause. The hamper was so gratefully received; we are truly grateful and wish everyone involved a very Happy Christmas.”
Beaumont Hall prides itself on being an integral part of the local community and recently invited local older people, who may be lonely or isolated at Christmas, to join the home for a festive feast, participating in various activities with the staff and residents at the home.
Paul Fletcher, Regional Director for Ideal Carehomes, said “It is great to see everyone at Beaumont Hall getting into the Christmas spirit and helping others in the local community. I know the residents at the home feel very fortunate to live at Beaumont Hall and be looked after so well by the staff team, so they were really keen to help others who are perhaps less fortunate, especially at this time of year.”
Beaumont Hall is located in Leicester and offers residential and dementia care to 60 local older people. Through a varied programme of activities, highly nutritious food and inspirational spaces, Beaumont Hall provides residents with person-centred care, creating aspirational lifestyle choices. The home will be continuing its community activities into next year with plans to work closely with the Women’s Institute, Age UK and also to continue long-standing friendships with St Lukes Church and Beaumont Leys Secondary School.