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Kingsley gifts support Lowestoft Christmas lunch

Kingsley Healthcare has presented gift bags to the Salvation Army’s Lowestoft Citadel to be given out at the church’s Christmas Day lunch this year.

The move is part of a series of local community support initiatives by Kingsley, which is based in Lowestoft, and currently runs twenty seven care homes in the UK, mainly in East Anglia.
Rosie Rigden, PA to Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan, said: “We took guidance on what gifts would be most appropriate and included bath sets, mini Christmas puddings and cakes, chocolates, socks and tinned meat.”
She was accompanied by colleagues Matt Herring, Kingsley’s head of corporate finance, and Teresa Drake, head office housekeeper, and the gift bags were handed to church members Lisa King, a local nurse who will be cooking the Christmas Day lunch, and Mel Batty. All pictured above.
The Salvation Army’s Major Kathy Woodhouse said: “I could not believe it when I came into the Citadel and saw what was in the lovely gift bags. The gifts are perfect, and I want to say a big thank you to Kingsley. It’s fantastic that local businesses and individuals are so supportive. We will be giving them out on Christmas Day to a mix of lonely older people who live on their own and people living in precarious circumstances.”
Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan said: “We are a national care provider now, but we are still conscious and proud of our roots in Lowestoft. As a company we are passionate about supporting the communities in which we work.”
Throughout November, Kingsley has also been running a food banks appeal at its Lowestoft head office and care homes across the country. Staff also supported the Movember men’s health charity initiative raising nearly £1,800.
This story first appeared in the Kingsley Healthcare newsletter.
The image above is courtesy of Kingsley Healthcare.


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Tony Rothe, 13/12/2021

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