Ricoh Arena donates Christmas dinners to one of our retirement living schemes
Yesterday staff from the Ricoh Arena donated 30 Christmas dinners to customers at our Stretton Lodge retirement living scheme in Coventry.
Ricoh Arena Head Chef Nathan Levitt kindly donated his time over the last few days to make 150 Christmas dinners for people in need across Warwickshire. We were delighted to accept 30 Christmas dinners giving all our residents at Stretton Lodge an early Christmas treat!
Local companies including Delware North and Wasps Rugby Football Club kindly donated the food to help make Nathan’s kind version a reality.
Our Retirement Living Manager Tim Ansell says: “What a lovely treat this is for our residents at Stretton Lodge. After an awful year this year I couldn’t help but smile when our customers eagerly came to collect their early Christmas dinner.
After an awful year this year I couldn’t help but smile when our customers eagerly came to collect their early Christmas dinner
“I’d like to thank the Ricoh team, especially Nathan, for giving up his time to make this happen. I’d also like to thank everyone who donated the food too. It just goes to show, when we all pull together great things can happen! Merry Christmas everyone!”
Nathan says: “It was brilliant delivering some of our Christmas dinners to Stretton Lodge today. Christmas is a time for giving and after the year we’ve all had it felt like this was the least I could do to help the people of Warwickshire. It feels great to give something back and I hope everyone enjoyed the food!”
Geraldine Leary, who lives at Stretton Lodge, adds: “Thanks for choosing us as one of your beneficiaries Nathan. The early Christmas dinner certainly brightened up our Tuesday and is a wonderful treat just before Christmas. I’m sure you’ve put a smile on a lot of people’s faces across Warwickshire today!”
As well as residents living at our Stretton Lodge retirement living scheme, Helping Hands Leamington and the Financial Inclusion Group also benefited from the Christmas dinners.
Merry Christmas everyone!