ExtraCare staff, residents and volunteers celebrated by holding
a Christmas-themed day at the retirement village last week,
including a Christmas fayre and a Christmas lights switch-on.
Crafts tutors and residents sold items they had made throughout
the year at the Christmas Fayre. Knitting club leader Ann Jones was
thrilled with how her group had done. "We made over £200," she
said. "We're quite well-known around here, and we've raised more
than that over the year because we often get orders in."
Father Christmas came along with his reindeer and sleigh to turn
on the lights in the village, and residents and staff all agreed
how lovely the decorations are this year.
Ann said: "It's very traditional, red and green, much nicer than
when you see decorations that are purple and black or other colours
like that. This is lovely - it must have taken the staff a very
long time, but it looks really good. They've done a good job."
Staff have even left a model of Santa Claus in the reception
area, wearing an ExtraCare name badge, and several residents have
enjoyed asking him for gifts including a toyboy and a yacht!
Picture: New Oscott residents cluster around their
newest volunteer - Santa!
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