A Cheltenham care home and its neighbours got in the Christmas spirit together.
The team at Care UK’s Sandfields, on St George’s Road, teamed up with Christchurch Primary School as part of nationwide initiatives ‘Hearts for Homes’ and ‘Hearts for Schools’.
Residents at Sandfields put pen to paper for local pupils and decorated paper hearts, featuring drawings and personalised messages reminding them of the meaning of Christmas. As the school’s playground backs onto the home, children and residents also rang bells together.
Since the beginning of the festive season, Sandfields has been overwhelmed with support from the local community, from Christmas cards sent by Salem Rainbows to a group of carol singers from Cheltenham Ladies College performing outside the home for residents.
Laura Sayburn, Customer Relations Manager at Sandfields, said: “Christmas is for giving, and residents have loved creating personalised hearts for pupils at Christchurch Primary School.
“We’re incredibly grateful for all the messages and cards we’ve received from the community over the past few weeks – we love reading them. Having a choir performing outside the home for residents was definitely one of our highlights of the year too. Despite the challenges this year has brought, we now feel closer to our community than ever.
“On behalf of all of us at Sandfields, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared the festive spirit with us – Merry Christmas everyone!”
Sandfields is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia, nursing and short-term respite care. The home, which features 90 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.
For more information on Sandfields, please contact Laura Sayburn, Customer Relations Manager, by emailing: email@example.com or calling 01242 801 867.
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/sandfields