Brand new Alston House Care Home hands over blankets to local community

As the cost-of-living crisis starts to bite and the winter weather sets in, big-hearted staff at Alston House Care Home have stepped up to help their community.

Alston House Care Home, which opened this week (Monday) has provided blankets to Operation Christmas, which was established in 2020 to support families in crisis.

And it's been such a success the home is on the lookout for more local causes and charities to support.

Alston House Regional Community Relations Lead, Mark Laundy-McInnes, said that helping the local community was a huge priority for the new Leigh Road home.

He said: "It is important that we support our local communities and become a strong community hub.

"When I learned about the Operation Christmas initiative, I immediately felt that this was something that Alston House could help with.

"We hope that our 1,200 blankets which we bought especially for them, make a difference."

Mark added: "We are working hard in the community to find causes and initiatives to support, so please contact us if you think we can support a group."

The Operation Christmas Project was set up by Tracey Martin and is based in Shedfield, Hampshire.

As well as blankets, it delivers food, gifts and other goodies to families and the elderly around the South Hampshire area.