Wetherby Care Home Resident Says ‘We All Need To Feel Love This Christmas’ - Ideal Carehomes
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Wetherby Care Home Resident Says ‘We All Need To Feel Love This Christmas’

Residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby, 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 Windsor Court are determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which can be dropped-off at the home on Sandbeck Way.

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 Windsor Court will take the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Wetherby.

92-year-old resident, Audrey Brown, who moved into Windsor Court in 2019, said, ‘I often send gifts to the Salvation Army, I think they are an excellent charity and they do very good work. We all need to feel love this Christmas, especially the children, and if we can help make them smile, we will.’

Sophie Summerscales, the Home Manager at Windsor Court, hopes that the Wetherby community will join them in supporting the Christmas Present Appeal. She continued,

‘It takes a small act of kindness to make the biggest difference, and at Windsor Court we always want to make a difference to people’s lives, whether that be people living with us or people in our community.’’

All are welcome to donate new and unwrapped toys to the Christmas Present Appeal. Please drop all donations at Windsor Court care home, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 7DN.

For more information, you can contact Windsor Court on 01937 586651, email windsor.court@idealcarehomes.co.uk or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Windsor Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission. All 66 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.