19 Nov 2013
As part of National Kindness Day on the 13 November 2013 staff and residents from Anchors care home Eastlake in Godalming run by business manager Linda Grout, felt they would like to give something back to the community.
A spokes person for the home said, we have chosen Guildford Action as we have worked with them before and we feel this charity is a worthy course close to our hearts, especially at this time of year.
Our residents have pulled together to make scarves and cakes to take over and our staff donated sleeping bags, juices, cereal bars, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Also Anchor supported staff who wanted to go over to Guildford community Centre and help out. Staff gave out cakes to those who use the Centre for support and then washed up.
Staff from Eastlake would like to thank everyone that was there on the day for making their time there pleasurable, staff also said how friendly everyone was there and it was a great honour to be able to assist them on the day.
Charlie McCafferty- speaking on behalf of Guildford Action, would like to thank the residents and staff of Eastlake residential home for their time in making cakes and knitting scarves. Also the time that the care home staff gave to assist Centre staff highlighting National Kindness day working with those we support who are some of the most vulnerable and at risk within our communities.
Guildford Action aim is to ‘Enhance the lives of all we come into contact with’. We offer showers, access to primary healthcare, clothing, food alongside non-judgemental advice and advocacy within the safe warm environment of the centre, which primary focus is rough sleepers and those on a low income. As well as the Centre the charity also runs a family support service called the GAF.
With recession, social welfare reform and the hardest winter since 1947 expected there are more people than ever relying on our help.
This is why the community centre needs your help, if you have any unwanted warm winter clothes, underwear, sleeping bags, toiletries, toothbrushes, flu prevention items such as tissues and hand sanitiser too. We also desperately need cans with pull cords of soup, beans, stews and mini cartons of fruit juices and cereal bars. We would be very grateful if you are able to support us, you can either drop them over to us at Guildford Action or call Charlie on 07989 565263 or take your donations up to Eastlake residential Home. Their number is 01483-413520, Guildford Action once again would like to thank Eastlake and the public for their ongoing support.