Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Harrow have been preparing to spread Christmas cheer, crafting festive reindeer decorations.
On Wednesday 6 December from 2pm to 3pm, the team and residents at Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home on Weald Lane are inviting people from the local community to join them for their Christmas Carol Concert, where they will be showcasing their designs.
Residents at the Weald Lane home have been, adding bright scarves and googly eyes to their cork reindeers to adorn the home in time for the festive season and concert.
Reminiscing, 90-year-old resident and former school teacher Mary Woolcott said: “They’re lovely! We used to make these with the school children over 30 years ago – the children used to save up the corks for months before.”
Welcoming new and familiar faces
There will be festive fun for all as the doors are thrown open to the local community to enjoy a host of Christmas carols accompanied by festive refreshments including hot chocolate and mince pies, all from the comfort and warmth of the home.
Rosie McGlone, activities leader said: “We are so looking forward to welcoming the community into our home; new and familiar faces alike.
“Rowanweald is always abuzz at Christmas time, and our residents can’t wait to share their festive cheer with people of all ages.”
Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home will also be hosting a Christmas Party complete with live entertainment on Friday 22 December at 3pm.
The address for those wishing to attend is 1 Weald Lane, Harrow Weald, Harrow HA3 5EG.