Festive Activities At Cotman House Care Home

20th December 2023

Residents at Cotman House Care Home in Felixstowe, Suffolk have been busy spreading festive cheer this month, both within the home and the wider community.

To kick off December 2023, our residents have worked hard to decorate shoe boxes and fill them with gifts such as toiletries and toys. These festive boxes were hand delivered to the BASIC Life Charity shop in Felixstowe with the help of The Lions Club. BASIC Life Charity have been serving the people of Felixstowe for over 22 years, supporting the more vulnerable in the community through Pop-Up Shops and fund-raising initiatives supporting local schools, surgeries and other groups. Gift boxes will now be delivered to needy families around Felixstowe to give a much needed boost during the festive season.

Home Manager, Kirsty said, “It is a real joy to get involved with Basic Life Charity this Christmas and to know that in some small way, we have been able to give gifts to members of our community that really need it”.

Residents then hosted their own Christmas Fair, which was a big success and raised £120 for future events and trips for our residents. With a lovely community feel, people in the local area were invited to join in the festive fun, with residents and team members running several stalls selling festive gifts, delightful mince pies, and warm mulled wine. Our resident, Bill Bridges said, “This is a fantastic event each year and I love seeing all the children meeting Santa”.

The home’s maintenance team member, Mark, dressed as Father Christmas for the occasion and greeted resident’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as team member’s children in the Grotto before giving each of them a present. Wellbeing coordinator Jenny said, “The residents really enjoyed the fair, especially the children, who just bring Christmas to life.”

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