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3rd Jul, 2022

Sheltered accommodation residents receive Christmas cards from creative schoolchildren across Bromsgrove

CREATIVE pupils have helped sprinkle some Christmas magic during the festive season as part of a scheme being run by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (BDHT).

Children from Meadows First School, Charford First School, Hagley First School, Fairfield First School, Stoke Prior First School and Coppice Primary School have been busy creating colourful Christmas cards and artwork to help spread festive cheer to the trust’s sheltered housing residents.

The past year has been a real challenge for many due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place have left many people feeling lonely and isolated.

More than 300 residents have received the handmade cards with thoughtful messages from the children which has helped to put many smiles on faces.

Hannah Ross, BDHT’s independent living manager, said: “Health and wellbeing is now more important than ever with the constant threat of Covid-19, and particularly as we move into the Christmas period where people may feel lonelier and more isolated than any other time of year.”

The project was launched five years ago and every year more and more schools get involved and help.

Hannah added: “We know these Christmas creations will lift our resident’s spirits and spread some joy.

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with local pupils and children on this project and would like to say a huge thank you for all their hard work and imagination. “Their cards will be a lovely gift to those who may be unable to celebrate Christmas with their families as they would have liked to this year.”

Schools can email contactus@bdht.co.uk to register to get involved in the scheme next Christmas.

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