Retirement complex residents donate to food bank

Staff members of Claridge House Leah Bance, Nicki Laker and Alison Bentley with residents Dorothy Teuten, Arne Thelin, Joy Robinson and Edna Collings, who have helped collect items for the Littlehampton Food Bank
Staff members of Claridge House Leah Bance, Nicki Laker and Alison Bentley with residents Dorothy Teuten, Arne Thelin, Joy Robinson and Edna Collings, who have helped collect items for the Littlehampton Food Bank

Christmas is the time for giving – and residents of Claridge House in Littlehampton stepped up to the plate to donate to those in need.

Two trolleys adorned in festive tinsel and filled with donations of food and other products were presented to the Littlehampton Food Bank in Fitzalan Road, which is around the corner from the retirement complex in Church Street, Littlehampton on November 29.

Leah Bance, duty manager at Claridge House, said: “They were extremely happy, I don’t think they were expecting as much we gave them.

“We have some very generous people here, and they can’t always get out as much as they would like so we try to organise activities for them to do to give back to the community.

“They weren’t just donating cans of soup; some people bought hot water bottles and others got advent calendars for children.”

She added that residents would continue donating into the New Year, when there is a lull in donations.

Pictured in the photograph are staff members Leah Bance, Nicki Laker and Alison Bentley with residents Dorothy Teuten, Arne Thelin, Joy Robinson and Edna Collings who donated to the cause.

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/christmas/