A HOME care service in Kidderminster is delighted with the success of their recent Christmas gift giving scheme.

The Be a Santa to a Senior scheme enabled the team at Home Instead Senior Care to spread a little festive cheer to isolated people throughout the community.

The gift-giving scheme saw Home Instead join forces with KEMP Hospice to identify people may not have received a gift at Christmas.

Gifts were collected at Sainsbury’s and generous members of the public donated small gift items such as slippers, chocolate, sweets, puzzle books and toiletries.

Melissa Rogers, community network coordinator at Home Instead, said: “We are delighted with the way in which members of the local community have embraced this scheme and how everyone has worked together to make it happen.

"As a result, we received 100 presents. I’d like to say a big thank you to Sainsbury’s’ and to Kemp Hospice for their help in distributing the gifts.”