David Barter, 84, with Mrs Claus and the reindeer

Anisha Grange Care Home on Outwood Common Road welcomed over 100 residents, relatives and members of the local community to their charity Christmas fair on Saturday.

Throughout the day, visitors to the home were invited to play Christmas games such as guess the weight of the Christmas cake and peruse stalls filled with festive goodies homemade by the home and company’s Thornton’s, The Body Shop, and Phoenix Trading to name but a few.

Visitors could also purchase tickets for a tombola, meet Santa and Mrs Claus and stroke his real life reindeers Comet and Cupid.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Sue Edwards, Lifestyle Leader at Anisha Grange"]We had a wonderful day, residents and visitors were overwhelmed by the festive atmosphere in the home and we raised an amazing £500 for homeless charity Crisis. I would like to thank the residents for their involvement in producing some beautiful crafts to sell, our team and our traders who all actively contributed to Saturday’s event.[/quote]

The home will look to raise additional funds for Crisis by selling homemade cakes,mulled wine and tombola tickets at the Billericay Christmas Market, which is held on the high street on Sunday 4th December.

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people, which works to provide companionship and support for those taking their first steps out of homelessness.

For further information please visit www.hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk 

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