Blankets and thermometers to be delivered to elderly residents who are urged to wrap up warm

Director Kelly Haswell with careworker Theresa Pennock
Director Kelly Haswell with careworker Theresa Pennock

A SOUTH Tyneside care provider is hoping to help elderly residents wrap up warm this winter.

Bluebird Care, based at Boldon Business Park in Boldon Colliery, is to deliver 40 blankets and thermometers to those in need.

The move kicks off the provider’s winter warmth campaign aimed at helping South Tyneside’s elderly and most vulnerable people as the weather gets colder.

The firm’s director, Kelly Haswell, is urging businesses to get on board and back the initiative so even more people can be given a helping hand to stay warm as temperatures continue to fall.

She said: “Cold weather in the winter can be a real danger to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and at Bluebird Care, we’re determined to help elderly residents of South Tyneside to stay safe by giving out blankets to keep people warm in their homes this winter.

“Our aim is to provide 100 South Tyneside residents with the blanket bundle. Anything more than that will be a bonus for our campaign.”

The bundles, costing £12 each, include a blanket, wall thermometer and information on keeping warm and healthy.

Anyone who would like to contribute or would like to raise sponsorship for the campaign is asked to call 519 4825 or e-mail Kelly at

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