A HEREFORDSHIRE care home has put out a festive plea to their local community to send in messages of Christmas cheer to residents and staff.

The Bupa care home in Bargates, Leominster, is calling on people to help spread some joy and rally a sense of togetherness during the festive period.

Hoping to make residents feel more connected to their local communities, the cards received will be opened and placed around the home for everyone to read and enjoy.


Jana Vaskova, Home Manager, said: "Sending and receiving cards is a tradition that many of our residents’ love, so this Christmas we wanted to make the winter season extra special by calling on our local communities to surprise our residents with lots of lovely cards."

"We know that receiving a card full of festive well wishes would really mean the world to our residents this year.

"It’s a small gesture of kindness which would have such a positive impact, providing residents with a great sense of warmth, support, and togetherness."

The team has also called out for Christmas cards with the knowledge that the festive season can sometimes be an emotional time for those reflecting on loved ones who have passed.

Ms Vaskova said that the home aims to receive enough cards so that each resident feels extra loved and special.

She said: "We know how wonderful our local community is and are hopeful that people will come together in a show of festive spirit to boost everyone’s moods in the homes and make it an even merrier Christmas."

Anyone wishing to send Christmas cards to residents can post them to the following address: Leominster Bupa Care Home, 44 Bargates, Leominster, HR6 8EY.

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