Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, operated by Ideal Carehomes, visited the Salvation Army recently, to donate a sack full of toys to their 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 Newfield Lodge offered their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which they dropped-off at the home on Brookfield Avenue.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said: “We are very grateful to Newfield Lodge 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.”
Staff and residents at Newfield Lodge took the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Castleford, where they were gratefully received.
86-year-old resident Mary Tucker, otherwise known as Delia, said, ‘Times are very hard for many families at the moment, so by doing this we can give children lovely surprises, make them feel happy, and relieve family stresses.’
Lynn Robinson, the General Manager at Newfield Lodge, is eager to support their community this Christmas. She said, ‘We pride ourselves at Newfield Lodge for being part of our community, and the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal is a lovely way to help a lot of people.
‘Thank you to everyone who donated this year, we’re so proud to be part of such a generous community.’
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Newfield Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes, and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. With 64 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and luxurious social spaces, Newfield Lodge is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).