Members of Kingdom Support and Care’s children’s service team spread Christmas cheer to young people and their families by delivering a surprise festive gift to their homes.
Instead of gold, frankincense and myrrh, Hannah Logan, Emily Overton and Claire Reilly delivered personalised photo albums which captured the achievements of the children KSC supports. Santa’s helpers were supported in their task by two “reindogs”, Cody and Kaila.
The efforts of our team were warmly welcomed by the families we work with:
- “Having Kingdom involved has been a blessing. To think this time last year we had nothing in place at all. I think you’re all brilliant!”
- “Lewis is extremely happy to get an extra visit from ‘his ladies’, as he calls you.”
- “Thank you very much for remembering us. It’s been a great journey for us, with you getting to know the boys too.”
- “The relationships with Caoimhe are great. She gets a friend, as well as care.”
Reflecting on the initiative, Senior Support Worker, Hannah Logan, said:
“During a team meeting, we were discussing the lovely photos we capture in the course of our work with the children we support. One of our colleagues, Yann Chevalier, suggested getting these photographs out to their families.
We thought it would be nice to collate what the children have done in a photo album. By delivering them at Christmas, young people and their families can look back over the year, remember the good things they’ve done and celebrate their success.”
Kingdom Support and Care’s Executive Director, Paul White, said:
“The individuals we support and their families place a great deal of trust in us. It’s important that we repay their faith, by meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations.
Claire, Emily and Hannah – as well as our wider children’s services team – have gone the extra mile to make a difference to the young people we work with and their families.
Christmas is a time for giving, but our dedicated staff give their all – every day of the year – for the individuals who need our support.”