Lisa Lynn added a fresh twist to the IT department’s Secret Santa at Rowan House last week, by arranging for everyone to buy presents for children at Swindon Women’s Aid.
“I thought that instead of doing Secret Santa for ourselves and getting something that we don’t really need, we could buy something for a charity that caters for people who won’t be spending Christmas with family. The Women’s Refuge is a great idea, as many of the women here have children that do not receive much – if anything – on Christmas Day.”
She and her generous colleagues presented gifts to a total of 28 children aged between 1 and 18 on Thursday. Lisa even got in touch with the refuge beforehand to find out the gender and age of the children staying there, so every child received a gift that was appropriate for them.
Lisa put a lot of thought into how it would work and put together a spreadsheet of everyone taking part, plus the ages and gender of the children who would get a present. You can see from the pictures she gathered masses of them!
Lynsey Bull added:
“…it seems the twist to secret Santa has gone down a treat and everyone is really happy about doing it.”