A FESTIVE plea is being made to the local community to send messages of goodwill to people living in a care home.

Newton Court Bupa Care Home in Middlewich is inviting people to send Christmas cards to residents.

Staff believe this would help older people and those living with dementia at the home in St Ann's Road feel more connected with the community.

Winsford Guardian:

Staff at Newton Court Care Home in Middlewich are inviting the local community to send Christmas cards to residents

Charles Harrison, home manager at Newton Court Bupa Care Home, said: “The tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards at this time of year is one many of our residents have always enjoyed.

"It is the best way of spreading Christmas cheer and keeping connected to those near and far. It’s a very special feeling to open a card and to know that someone cares about you and wants to wish you well at this time of the year.”

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Winsford Guardian:

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For many, Christmas is a time of joy, celebration and family, but for some it can be a lonely and emotional time, reflecting on loved ones who have passed.

Charles said: “At Newton Court we do everything we can to ensure residents have a fun-filled Christmas. However, for those who are unable to see their families or who don’t have any relatives, it can be a difficult time.

"If we can get enough cards so that each resident has the joy of opening something during the festive season, that would be really special.

“The Middlewich community has really come together this year so we’re hoping the same spirit can help rally lots of Christmas cheer. In these unprecedented times, a show of community support like this would really boost everyone’s spirits in the home and make it an even merrier Christmas.”

Cards can be sent to residents at Newton Court Bupa Care Home, 28 St Ann’s Road, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9BJ.