A North East charity is spreading early Christmas cheer to some of the region’s most socially isolated elderly people.
The Social Resource Centre which recently celebrated its 21st birthday is delivering ‘Winter Survival Packs’. These consist of heat packs, woolly socks, fleece blankets, salt for footpaths, soup and other essential supplies to help the elderly residents aged over 80 to be prepared for the winter months.
As well as giving out the packs, Ferryhill based SRC already provides support to the elderly community through other services such as a Health Appointment Volunteer Car Scheme. All 300 of the packs will be hand delivered by the volunteer drivers before Christmas.
John Davison, CEO of SRC said: “We’ve always aimed to take on the responsibility of looking after the elderly and like to think that we go the extra mile in every way possible. Christmas is a tough time for them and many suffer with cold and are unable to get out.
“We’ve received some great support which has made this possible and would like to thank Evans & Co solicitors, County Durham Community Foundation and other individuals for their kind donations.
“2016 is set to be a huge year for the SRC with exciting developments in the pipeline.”
Barbara Johnson – a recipient of a pack, said: “The Social Resource Centre has always been there to support me, the contents of this pack are very useful.”
SRC is always looking to increase its number of volunteer drivers. To find out more about The Social Resource Centre visit – http://www.durhamsrc.co.uk/ or call 01740 658 880 to ask about volunteering.