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Crafty kids send handmade cards to elderly residents

Ian Hughes 9th Jan, 2018

FESTIVE pupils at the Welcombe Hills Special School helped to remember older people this Christmas by creating handmade cards for them.

The cards were made by pupils from Elm Class and were then distributed by Age UK Warwickshire.

The school also raised £15 from a ‘Crafternoon’ held by parents and pupils. This money will go towards Age UKs Befriending service – connecting local volunteers with older people seeking companionship.

Teacher Alex Williams said, “The pupils had been learning about charities and ‘helping others’ in class, and having watched an advert about lonely older adults they decided to make cards for those living in the Stratford area.”

Jan Dugdale, director of services at Age UK Warwickshire, said: “We were delighted to have been contacted by Elm Class at Welcombe Hills Special School. It was such a lovely gesture and we know the cards will have meant a lot to the people who received them. Christmas can be such a difficult time for many older people, especially those who face the festive period alone. We are determined to ensure that no one should have no one – and not just at Christmas, but throughout the year.’

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