Residents at Woodland View care home in Droitwich, operated by Ideal Carehomes, are getting in the spirit of Christmas by helping local families via the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal.
Each year, the Salvation Army collect new and unwrapped Christmas presents to distribute to local children who might not otherwise receive one.
This year, staff and residents from Woodland View are determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which can be dropped-off at the home on Woodland Way.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said, ‘We are very grateful to Ideal Carehomes for supporting our Christmas Present Appeal. It makes such a difference to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford Christmas at all, and to children who wouldn’t have any presents to open at Christmas without it.’
In mid-December, the residents at Woodland View will take the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Droitwich.
100-year-old resident, Edna ‘Noddy’ Warner, who has lived at Woodland View since November 2021, said ‘I enjoyed Christmas when my three daughters were young, and I think it’s really good that we are helping the children who need it most so that they can share the same joy as others.’
Cindy Hawkins, the Home Manager at Woodland View, hopes that the Droitwich community will join them in supporting the Christmas Present Appeal. She continued,
‘It’s very important to look after the children in our community, and we are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Christmas Present Appeal, getting everyone involved to help create a magical Christmas for the children that need it most.’
All are welcome to donate new and unwrapped toys to the Christmas Present Appeal. Please drop all donations at Woodland View care home, Woodland Way, Droitwich, WR9 7FX.
Woodland View recently had a visit from television’s Alison Hammond, who helped the home to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research UK. Alison said, ‘I’m moving to Droitwich, I’ve decided! I’m moving in with these residents and I’m going to be here forever! It’s absolutely beautiful here.’
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Woodland View is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Woodland View is welcoming new residents for short- and long-term placements with a unique all-inclusive fee to give peace of mind to residents and their families.