Staff at Lakeside Corby have donated hundreds of goodies which have been made up into festive hampers for local families this Christmas.
Dr Rosaline West and Dr Nisha Guram came up with the idea which was co-ordinated by Alison Fairbairn and Peta Thurston from the Safeguarding Team based at Forest Gate Surgery. Everyone at Lakeside Corby and Forest Gate got behind the project and special thanks go to the Safeguarding Team for giftwrapping each hamper.
They were handed over to Elaine Young, Claire Stevenson and Nancy Standen who are Group Workers from the Family Support Team at Pen Green for distribution to families across Corby.
Dr West said: 'This is the first time we have collected items for a project like this and the response from our staff has been overwhelming. Alison, Peta and the whole Safeguarding Team have done a fantastic job of boxing and giftwrapping and I am sure these hampers will bring a bit of Christmas cheer to those who receive them.'
Elaine said: 'These are really special hampers and they are going to make a huge difference to some families. It will give a huge lift, particularly to those who have had a difficult year. These hampers look amazing and we, and the families who receive them, are really grateful.'