A PLEA to raise Christmas spirits has been made by staff at two Stratford care homes.
Teams at Alveston Leys and Canning Court Bupa Care Homes are calling on the community to send residents Christmas cards.
The aim is to raise spirits for residents at the home and to let them know that people are thinking of them at this time of the year.
Hoping to end the year on a cheerful note, the cards received will be opened by residents and placed around the homes for them to read and enjoy the kind messages.
Manager at Alveston Leys Bupa Care Home Aby Joseph 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.
“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 Stratford 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 and make it an even merrier Christmas.”
Christmas cards can be posted to Alveston Leys Bupa Care Home, Kissing Tree Lane, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7QN and to
Canning Court Bupa Care Home, Canners Way, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0BJ.