Oxford House pupils spread joy by writing Christmas cards for the elderly
During the final week of term, Oxford House pupils took part in a kindness initiative which involves writing a personalised Christmas to residents in care homes. Many elderly residents feel isolated and need to know that someone out there is thinking of them and sending them some love. This initiative is giving all who participate a much needed energy boost after such a challenging year.
Our pupils designed and wrote personalised cards to residents in Aveley Lodge Care Home in Fingringhoe. In return, the care home surprised our children with gifts that will help make our outside spaces more eco-friendly. Our Eco Warriors will be decorating and displaying the new bird boxes in the Spring Term.
Suzanne Parmenter, PR Manager at Aveley Lodge, said “The residents were extremely pleased to receive their Christmas cards. I can’t begin to tell you just how lovely the cards the pupils made for us were. It actually brought tears to my eyes! The residents couldn’t believe how talented the pupils were with their drawing and creativeness especially the 6 year olds! It was lovely to be part of this. The children’s cards are all beautiful and if they are not in the individual residents’ rooms, the cards are all up hanging in the lounges and dining areas for all to see. Thank you to all the pupils and staff involved, it’s been lovely working together and I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.”
Here are a few photos of our children handing over the cards to Mrs Parmenter of Aveley Lodge and of Jane, Yvonne, Pam and Ray admiring their handmade cards.
Published on: 14th December 2020