Cupid arrived early at a Sanctuary Care home in Chelmsford when residents created beautiful cards from the heart with local school pupils.
In addition to celebrating the day of St Valentine, the heartfelt activity also marked the end of a week of activities at the care home to show support for the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red fundraising drive.
The care home was decked out in red balloons, bunting and decorations galore with staff donating £1 for the charity all week to dress head-to-toe in their finest red attire. A community coffee morning was also held to raise funds.
Jan Watkins, the home’s manager, said: “Our residents were delighted to welcome the pupils along for the morning; they love arts and crafts and enjoyed it even more with a bit of youthful enthusiasm thrown in! It was lovely to round up our British Heart Foundation week with a lovely Valentine’s-themed activity. The charity is very close to our hearts and we were proud to show our support.”
Ramp up the Red is the British Heart Foundation’s annual fundraising drive, held in February, which encourages communities across the country to get together and take part in red-themed activities and fancy dress to raise money and awareness for the charity.