Cardwell Garden Centre. Lunderston Bay, By Gourock, Inverclyde. PA19 1BB


VISITORS to Cardwell Garden Centre can help brighten up Christmas for old folks this festive season.

The popular garden centre has agreed to play host to the Be A Santa gift-giving campaign run by the care home organisation Home Instead Greenock and North Ayrshire.

Cardwell will be a collection point for people to donate Christmas presents to elderly people and bring some festive cheer to those who might otherwise feel lonely or isolated.

The gifts’ collection point will be behind the tills area at Cardwell until December 19.

All donations are welcome and ideal presents include toiletries, jigsaws, puzzle books, slippers socks and any other items that elderly folks would appreciate.

All the donated gifts will be distributed locally to groups who help elderly people and be passed on to individuals.

Liam McKitterick, director and owner of Home Instead Greenock and North Ayrshire said: “During the pandemic, loneliness has been a big challenge for a lot of people.

“Being able to donate gifts to lonely older people and see the difference we will have made to their Christmas is a joy.
“We would like to thank Cardwell Garden Centre for hosting a donation station.”

Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael said: “The Be A Santa gift-giving scheme is a great way to bring some festive joy to older people in our community.

“We hope lots of our visitors will donate a gift to this very worthy cause. They can be sure that by playing Santa they will bring a smile to the faces of lots of older people.”

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