Christmas has certainly proven to be the season of good will in West Sussex as children from a local nursery have forged friendships with residents at a local care home.
Residents at Croft Meadow care home, in Steyning, welcomed a group of three and four-year-olds from Elan Nursery, and helped them make Christmas cards.
Resident, Eileen Davis, said: “I love to hear the sound of the children chatting and laughing – it’s a sound I really miss.” Fellow resident, Audrey Munday, added: “Having had the children visit made my morning and I cannot wait for another visit from my new friend, Florence.”
Residents were also treated to a medley of Christmas carols by the children before showing them the home’s makeshift grotto where they exchange presents.
Sharalee Thrumble, home manager at the Shaw healthcare-run home, said: “It has been such a wonderful morning and we definitely plan to make this a regular treat. Not only is it beneficial to the residents, but to the children too, who helped the residents with their festive preparations.”