Care home residents create cosy Christmas tree for church festival - The Rugby Observer

Care home residents create cosy Christmas tree for church festival

Rugby Editorial 7th Dec, 2022   0

A COSY crocheted Christmas tree has been knitted together by staff and residents at Overslade House Care Home.

They crafted home-made decorations for the Christmas tree, which takes pride of place at St Andrews Church’s Christmas Tree Festival.

They chose the theme of ‘Cosy Christmas’ in light of rising fuel costs, to show ways to keep warm this Christmas.

Resident John Smith said: “It takes me back to my childhood when the whole family used to decorate the tree together with all kinds of different home-made baubles and paper chains. It was always such a special time.

“I just love to see all the Christmas lights up – if I had my way we’d never take them down!”

The home’s manager Violetta Baesu said: “Christmas is such a magical time, and our residents love nothing better than to spend time creating decorations for the home – and then we all help to put them up together.

“It is so special to be able to share these rituals and, of course, support our local charities and churches.”

All money raised by the Christmas Tree Festival will go towards supporting families in need in Rugby. It is open to the public at St Andrews Church from 10am-2pm on weekdays, and lunchtimes on Saturdays.

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