40 boxes collected at Dormy House for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child at Dormy House, four members of staff holding up a Christmas shoebox each

Dormy House has been leading the way for festive preparations by collecting and distributing 40 ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoe boxes to it’s local Sunningdale community.

On behalf of international relief charity, Samaritans Purse, the aim of the initiative this year is to collect a variety of gifts for children living in Africa and Ukraine – in readiness for Christmas.

Joanne Gullon, Home Manager at Dormy House Care Home, gained excellent momentum locally for the initiative which was first developed in 1990 and has seen over 178 million children worldwide benefit from the kindness of strangers.

Joanne said: “Both residents and staff of our care home thought it would be good to get involved so we mobilised the families and friends of our residents along with the local community, individuals and businesses.

“In total, a fantastic 40 gift-filled boxes have been donated along with cash donations totalling a fabulous £45!”

“Huge thank you to our wonderful local community. The donations and gifts will be delivered to children living in Africa and Ukraine this Christmas.”

“The gift of giving provides so many benefits to our residents and staff at Dormy House, such as the feeling of social connection, promoting happiness and improving health. It is heart-warming to see the outcomes and benefits of the initiative to all involved.”

Dormy House provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent or short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call freephone 0808 223 5424.