News: March retirement residents support local people in need

19 December 2019

Residents and staff from a March retirement community are supporting local people in need through Christmas charity donations.

Residents and staff from Jubilee CourtResidents and staff from Jubilee Court are joined by the Mayor of March at the gift handover.

The team from the town’s Jubilee Court – which is owned and managed by Sanctuary Retirement Living – launched a ‘Giving Tree’ project where people could exchange a gift tag from a festive tree located in the service’s foyer for a child’s Christmas present.

The gifts were returned to staff at Jubilee Court, who wrapped them up to be donated to local charity Ormiston Families March Child and Family Centre.

Staff and residents were joined by the Mayor of March, Councillor Rob Skoulding, at a special event to hand the sacks of presents over to the charity.

In a further charitable effort, the team at Jubilee Court has donated more than £450 to Magpas Air Ambulance following a fundraising raffle.

Mandy Terry, registered retirement living manager for Jubilee Court, said: “This season is all about giving back, and residents, staff and visitors at Jubilee Court were delighted to donate presents for local children.

“I’m also really proud of the staff for raising a fantastic amount for Magpas Air Ambulance, which is such a worthwhile local service.”

The management team from Ormiston Families March Child and Family Centre added: “The donated toys have been distributed by the family worker team and Small Steps Together project. The gifts have all been greatly received and will help ease the financial pressure on the families.”

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