Surprise Festive Feast

100 of our wellbeing centre and extra care housing customers are being treated to a surprise festive feast thanks to Procter & Gamble. Every year Procter & Gamble provides Christmas dinners for its employees. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic hundreds of P&G’s workers are now at home instead of on site in Cobalt Business Park.
This year, P&G decided to instead provide meals to older people in North Tyneside. These meals will go to older people in our wellbeing centres and extra care housing, most of whom have been isolating over the past few months.
We picked up and delivered the first 50 meals on Friday 4th December, and delivered another 50 on Friday 11th December.

Kindness at Christmas

Kerry Parker, our Head of Professional Care, said the gesture will make a huge difference to older people this Christmas.
“This simple act of generosity and kindness will mean so much to older people in the community.
“They’ve experienced such a challenging and lonely year due to the pandemic. To be provided with a wholesome, Christmas lunch provided by a stranger will definitely lift their spirits.”
As well as a full Christmas dinner, P&G are also providing a pudding, Christmas cracker and shortbread to be enjoyed by older people all over the borough.

Community Matters Team

Andy Sherwood, part of the Community Matters team at P&G, said: “We are pleased to be able to partner with Age UK North Tyneside to provide Christmas dinners for the local community.
“We are so happy to be able to do this for older people, who have been some of the worst-affected by the pandemic. Hopefully it can bring them a bit of Christmas cheer after a tough year.”
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