MESSENGER readers have thrown their support behind the‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Christmas present appeal that care company Home Instead in Sale and Altrincham recently launched in the newspaper. its ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Christmas present appeal.

The Home Instead team set up a stall in Sainsbury’s, Sale, on November 23 and the community really stepped up to the challenge by donating 100 presents for elderly people.

This is in addition to 80 presents donated at Timperley Methodist Church on Saturday, November 18.

Last year more than 750 presents were donated and distributed and the team at Home Instead are aiming to top that number in 2017.

This year schools, including Heyes Lane Primary School, Broomwood Primary School, Wellington School and Altrincham College of Arts will be getting involved in the appeal by making cards to accompany the presents.

Alan Savage, owner of Home Instead Altrincham and Sale, said, “We had a wonderful time at the Timperley Methodist Church’s Christmas Fayre last weekend, and we really enjoyed spending the day in Sainsbury’s collecting gifts, too."

For further information please contact Home Instead Senior Care in Altrincham and Sale on 0161 870 1136 or visit

If you would like to support the appeal, which is in its fifth year, and donate a present then take them to the following donation collection points:

Altrincham – Randalls Jewellers (George Street) and the Greenhouse Health Food Shop & Café (Oxford Road).

Ashton on Mersey - No9 The Loft (Green Lane).

Broadheath – Home Instead Office (Huxley Street).

Hale - Bladons of Hale (Ashley Road) and Hale Library (Leigh Road).

Hale Barns - Lloyds Pharmacy, Hale Road.

Sale Moor - Charley’s Corner Coffee Shop and deli, Northenden Road.

Sale - Sainsbury’s (Curzon Road), Skipton Building Society (School Road), Sale Library (Tatton Road), Serendipitea Café (Washway Road) and The Avenue Methodist Church.

Timperley - Sainsbury’s (Stockport Road) and Timperley Methodist Church.

Alternatively there will be more collection days at:

Asda in Broadheath on Thursday, November 30.

Marks and Spencers in Sale on Thursday, December 7.