Springfield Homecare have shown the true meaning of Christmas
At Springfield Healthcare, we love to engage with our local communities and our teams recently showcased the amazing work that they did during the festive period. Our ‘Spirit of Christmas’ award is presented to the teams who demonstrated our Springfield family ethos through their contributions to the local community this Christmas.
CEO Graeme Lee said “I have been overwhelmed by the compassion, dedication, and humanity that our teams have shown to those less fortunate, and at what many find a very difficult time of year. Sadly, spreading the festive cheer over the past two years has been made difficult, but many of our teams still took up the challenge and did what you could within these restrictions. Their public-spirited and caring nature shows no bounds, and for that I am extremely proud of everyone at Springfield Healthcare.”
Two of our Springfield homecare branches demonstrated exactly that.. and more! Springfield Healthcare Darlington, started their Christmas off with a bang by celebrating Elf Day in which they raised £70 for the Alzheimer’s Society and by hosting a Christmas Fayre which raised £118.74 for their day centre (where they hold weekly coffee mornings).
They also approached Darlington Children’s Ward at Darlington Hospital to make a donation. Service Manager, Donna, organised presents for the teenagers and children with learning disabilities who were in hospital over the Christmas period.
At Springfield Healthcare Newcastle, they had lots of lovely things going on in the run up to Christmas. The team collected gifts to donate to a local charity in Gateshead that provides gifts for local children, they hosted their annual Christmas lunch for customers to tuck into a delicious meal, and they held their annual Christmas party which was a huge it! Customer shared plenty of laughs, songs, delicious treats and smiles and these events gave customers a chance to meet new people and build new friendships.
Group CEO and Founder, Graeme Lee, said “It was great to see Newcastle’s annual Christmas party back in full swing since the Covid pandemic put a pause on this being able to take place.
In the midst of spreading Christmas cheer to our residents and service users, a number of our teams chose to raise money for Charities and collect food supplies to help local food banks within the communities. The current cost of living crisis is affecting everyone, and this includes charities that are trying to help those who are struggling. These donations will no doubt have been greatly appreciated by the charities and those who were supported by them. Thank you to our teams for everything they do and continue to do every day to support our residents, service users, their loved ones, our local communities, and each other!”