Care Home Resident Brings Christmas Magic to Sandwell General Hospital Childrens Unit - Ideal Carehomes

Care Home Resident Brings Christmas Magic to Sandwell General Hospital Childrens Unit

77-year-old Littleton Lodge care home resident, Ben Tillson, spread some Christmas joy to Sandwell General Hospital Childrens Unit when he visited dressed as Santa, delivering special gifts from the staff and residents in the home

Joined by ‘Santa’s Assistant’ Soni Atwal, the Front of House Manager at Littleton Lodge, Ben met each child in the hospital, asking them what they wanted for Christmas. Ben said,

‘I enjoyed every minute of putting smiles on those wonderful faces, they deserved it.

‘I was thrilled to be Santa; I have a great affinity with children, and I like to see them smile. When my children were young, we had lots of parties, and I would dress up for them too.’

Joanne, the Play Leader at Sandwell General Hospital Childrens Unit, said, ‘A huge thank you to Ben and Soni for making this happen – it really means a lot to us all.’

Michelle Bywater, the Home Manager at Littleton Lodge, added, ‘It was so heartwarming to see Ben make such special connections with the children in the hospital, it was clear that being Santa made his day as well as the children’s’!

‘We hope the children enjoy the gifts from Littleton Lodge, and that we brought a bit of magic to their Christmas this year.’

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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. Littleton Lodge offers an all-inclusive fee, designed to give residents and their families peace of mind without having the worry of any extra costs.