Derby care home issues plea to public to send Christmas cards to elderly residents

Last year's appeal saw around 60 cards being sent by the public, a number Derby Heights Care Home is hoping to top this year
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A Derby care home is working hard to give its residents some Christmas cheer by issuing an appeal to the community to send Christmas cards to their residents.

Christmas may be a time when families come together to celebrate ‘the most magical time of year.’ However, for some, the festive period can be just another set of days that don’t mean anything special - something Derby Heights Care Home is striving to change.

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The care home on Rykneld Road in Littleover is appealing to the public to write a Christmas card and send it to their residents. Last year’s appeal saw 60 cards being received by residents and the care home is hoping to top that this year. 

Read more: Derby news

Writing on a social post, the care home said: ‘Our Christmas card plea is back! Please can you spare a moment to send our residents a Christmas card this year?

'A number of years back, before Covid, we asked the same question and the response we received was amazing! Christmas cards came from all around our region and from our communities.

'Many people in our care home don’t sometimes receive an abundance of Christmas wishes but by sending a card, you will be helping them recall happy memories and provide even more by sharing what you have been up to during 2023 with them!

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'Please, please share this with all your friends and family and send a card from wherever you (or they) may live. Watch this space to see if you can see your Christmas card!’

Sending a resident at the care home a Christmas card is a sweet gesture that could mean putting a smile on someone’s face, especially if they weren’t expecting it.

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Laura Wood, customer service manager at Derby Heights Care Home - Avery Healthcare, said: “Some of our residents don’t get visitors and may not regularly see family or friends who live far away.

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"The Christmas card appeal is a lovely way for our residents to share festive joy with their local community and get into the Christmas spirit.”

People can be part of this lovely appeal and send Christmas cards to the following address: 

The Residents, Derby Heights Care Home, Rykneld Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 4BU

For more information about Derby Heights Care Home visit their website by clicking here.