Silver Chain spreads good cheer

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Maureen Helms receives a hamper from Silver Chain just in time for Christmas.
Camera IconMaureen Helms receives a hamper from Silver Chain just in time for Christmas. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

More than 140 Christmas hampers have been hand delivered to elderly clients across the South West by Silver Chain carers to help spread the spirit of the season.

Commonwealth Government Home Care Package clients are the lucky recipients of the hampers made up of a selection of seasonal goodies from jams to shortbread and savoury treats.

The hampers are a product of Silver Chain’s Bunbury and Busselton Branch Committee’s regular fundraising during the year, with a helpful discount from Big W Bunbury.

Silver Chain community manager Robyn Jones said the non-profit health care provider aspired to give back to the community, with the gesture of giving a gift at Christmas time just one of the ways to do so.

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“The clients receiving the hampers are supported by Silver Chain to live as healthy, safe and independent lives as possible in the comfort of their own homes,” Ms Jones said.

One such recipient is Maureen Helms, who has been receiving home care for more than 25 years.

“I was like a kid when I got it, my favourite part is the little jams,” Ms Helms said.

“It’s nice always having the same lady coming to care for me, she has become like family.”

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