Residents at Mountview care home in Rothley, 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 Mountview offered their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which they dropped-off at the home on Loughborough Road.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said: “We are very grateful to Mountview 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 Mountview took the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Loughborough, where they were gratefully received.
93-year-old resident, Marian Foreman, said, “It was lovely to meet so many different people, and to be able to give toys to those children in need this Christmas”.
Stacie Weaver, the Home Manager at Mountview said, ‘It’s been great being able to help make a difference, and our residents were delighted to visit the Salvation Army Office Church. We were greeted by so many lovely people.’
Mountview is a residential and dementia care home located on Loughborough Road in Rothley. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and landscaped gardens, it is rated good by the Care Quality Commission.