A 100-year-old resident at a Sanctuary Care home in Basingstoke has been busy preparing to host her own Christmas stall as a gift to her fellow residents.
Farnham born Kathleen Green has decided to raise funds to help make Christmas extra special for residents at Basingfield Court Residential Care Home.
Get in the festive spirit
The team and residents at Basingfield Court are welcoming people from the local community into the Huish Lane home for a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9 December from 2pm to 5pm.
Kath has been collecting all kinds of items, including handmade knit wear and even spare gifts from her recent milestone 100th birthday, to sell at her bric-a-brac stall at the festive fayre.
“Helping others has been a way of life for me…”
Speaking of her charitable ways, Kath said: “Helping others has been a way of life for me, and even though I am no longer living independently, I continue to do it because it’s who I am.
“It keeps me going, makes me happy and others benefit from my efforts.”
Kath has always been very passionate about helping others, raising money for the homeless and previously Russian refugee children.
She continued: “I don’t do this for gratification and so many friends have been willing to help me out, making and donating things for the fayre.”
Tracy Mercer, activities leader at the home said: “Kath is such an amazing lady, and has such a passion for helping others. She is relentless in her efforts and is just so enthusiastic.”
There will be a variety of stalls, festive refreshments including hot chocolate and mince pies and Christmas carollers when Basingfield Court throws open the doors to host their Christmas Fayre.
Welcoming new and familiar faces
Tracy added: “Our residents are really looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to the home to start getting into the festive spirit and spreading some cheer!”
The address for those wishing to attend is Basingfield Court Residential Care Home, Huish Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BN.