Residents at Littleton Lodge care home in Cannock, 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 Littleton Lodge are determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which can be dropped-off at the home on Bishop Street.
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 Littleton Lodge will take the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Hednesford.
93-year-old resident, Winifred ‘Pat’ Wilkinson, who has lived at Littleton Lodge for over a year, said, ‘I have had a good 93 years and I think the Salvation Army does a lot of the children, it is important that they get presents at Christmas!”
Dan Fenesey, the Home Manager at Littleton Lodge, hopes that the Cannock community will join them in supporting the Christmas Present Appeal. He continued,
‘It’s that time of year where we are preparing to spend Christmas with our loved ones, and here at Littleton Lodge this got us thinking about the children who would have to go without presents this year. This gave us the idea to start asking for donations of children’s presents so that we could help make someone’s Christmas just as special as ours will be at Littleton Lodge!”
All are welcome to donate new and unwrapped toys to the Christmas Present Appeal. Please drop all donations at Littleton Lodge care home, Bishop Street, Hednesford, Cannock, WS12 4HT.
Littleton Lodge is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, it has landscaped gardens and a full and varied activities programme.
For more information, call 01543 399640, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk