Kind hearted staff at a Haverhill firm have set up a Christmas gift collection on behalf of residents at one of the town’s care homes.
Employees of Herbert Retail have been donating the gifts to the appeal, which will be taken to the Meadows Care Home in Brybank Road.
The company, which has 165 staff, regularly holds charitable events throughout the year, but the latest idea came from account co-ordinator Debs Iron, whose husband’s uncle has lived at the care home for 15 months.
Mrs Iron said the home’s activities manager mooted the idea of Herberts donating a prize for the raffle they hold during their Christmas event at the home.
This soon became something bigger after a colleague suggested filling some stockings with Christmas presents - and collection began.
Mrs Iron said: “I just ran it through the company. They are very good with things like this and they have been very generous.”
Unwrapped gifts can still be dropped off at the company’s site at 18 Rookwood Way either today (Thursday) or tomorrow, between 8.30am and 5pm.
They are then divided into separate piles for male and female residents and one for raffle prizes, before being delivered to the home.