Residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby, operated by Ideal Carehomes, paid a visit to 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 Windsor Court were determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which could be dropped-off at the home on Sandbeck Way.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said, ‘We are very grateful to Windsor Court 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 Windsor Court took the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Tadcaster.
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.’
Sophie Summerscales, the Home Manager at Windsor Court, was grateful to their local community for 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.’’
‘Thank you so much to everyone who donated and helped us to give local families a magical Christmas.’
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.