intu Milton Keynes launches ‘Thinking of You’ campaign - Supporting elderly people on their own at Christmas
This week, intu Milton Keynes has launched a community campaign to support older people alone this Christmas by creating ‘festive packages’ – and the centre needs your support.
The ‘Thinking of You’ idea is to let people alone this Christmas know that they have not been forgotten by sending a hamper with a letter from someone that cares. intu Milton Keynes is buying over 100 boxes and seasonal goodies to fill them, but is asking people in Milton Keynes to write or type a letter to be sent with this.
“We know that many more people will be spending Christmas by themselves this year after such a challenging 2020,” said general manager at intu Milton Keynes, Shelley Peppard. She adds: “The Thinking of You campaign will hand deliver a small treat, and most importantly, a letter for them to read. We need people of all ages to put pen to paper and write a letter that lets an older person know they’re being thought of.”
The letter can be handwritten and be of any length. The content can include anything, but suggestions include an introduction from the author, who they are and information about themselves. It can talk about the past twelve months, what the writer is looking forward to or even dreams for 2021. The conversation can be as freely written as preferred and could include photographs, although this is not essential. Please do not seal the envelope or card.