Residents and the team at HC-One’s Defoe Court Care Home in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham have received a very generous and kind Christmas donation from local legend, Honest John.

‘Honest’ John Hilton first set up his fundraising stall in 2007, with the aim to raise money for those in need in the local community.

Families in Newton Aycliffe donate items to Honest John for him to sell the items on and all money raised is donated back into the local community.

Each year John gives a Christmas donation to care homes in Newton Aycliffe, and this year the Residents at Defoe Court were thrilled to receive a donation of £250 for their comfort fund.

Sarah Todd, Home Manager at Defoe Court, commented:

“On behalf of all of the Residents, thank you so much!”

Defoe Court are holding a Christmas Fair on 1st December from 2.00 to 4.00pm, join them for a range of festive activities – everyone is welcome.

Located in Defoe Crescent, Defoe Court offers short and long-term packages to elderly members of the community needing nursing and residential care.

The home is also celebrating achieving a 9.8 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website The high rating puts HC-One homes into the very best company in the care home sector, committed to providing kind care to residents.

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