Marston Moretaine Care Home Supporting Local Families this Christmas - Ideal Carehomes
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Marston Moretaine Care Home Supporting Local Families this Christmas

Residents at Blakelands Lodge care home in Marston Moretaine, 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 Blakelands Lodge are determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which can be dropped-off at the home on Gee View.

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 Blakelands Lodge will take the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Bedford.

Sheena Croston, the Regional Director at Blakelands Lodge, hopes that the Marston Moretaine community will join them in supporting the Christmas Present Appeal. She continued,

‘We hope that by supporting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal this year, we can offer a helping hand to those who may be struggling this Christmas. We’re holding a weekly coffee morning in the home every Friday from 10:30 until 11:30, so please join us for some delicious cake and a cuppa while you drop off any donations.’

All are welcome to donate new and unwrapped toys to the Christmas Present Appeal. Please drop all donations at Blakelands Lodge care home, Gee View, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK43 2AH.

For more information, you can contact Blakelands Lodge on 01234 862 629, email or visit

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Blakelands Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Blakelands Lodge 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. Ideal Carehomes is the proud winner of Laing Buisson’s Large Residential Care Award 2022.