Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the risk of cross contamination, Fairways Care Home haven’t been able to display their usual festive Christmas decorations around the home this year. Whilst an obvious disappointment for residents, families and staff at Fairways, the team have decided to create their own outdoor Winter Wonderland instead.
In recent weeks Fairways Care Home has been appealing for any donations of spare outdoor Christmas decorations to help create their Wonderland for residents to enjoy with staff and family members who visit them at a safe distance this Christmas.
Donations have already been coming in and Fairways staff have already created their very own Frosty the snowman, made out of old tyres they’ve had donated to them. Drawing inspiration from Grimsby Community Recycling Centre’s own Christmas kingdom they’ve created from the publics unwanted items on site.
To help spread the joy of Christmas across the area, the management team at Community Recycling Centre have supplied Fairways with a large box of spare Christmas decorations to add to their Winter Wonderland creation at the home.
Furthermore, the Community Recycling Centre has donated £200 to Fairways Care Home to support them in their quest to construct their Winter Wonderland, bringing some enjoyment to residents this Christmas.
Samantha Brackenbury, Deputy Manager at Fairways Care Home, said: “The support we’ve received from the Community Recycling Centre has been amazing and we can’t thank them enough! The box of unwanted Christmas decorations and very generous donation of £200 will make such a huge difference to our residents, giving them something to really enjoy in what has been a hard year for them all.”
Sharon Hunt, Operations Director at Newlincs Development Ltd (Grimsby Community Recycling Centre), said: “We are extremely happy to be able to support Fairways Care Home in helping them to create a lovely outdoor Christmas display for their residents. It has been a very tough year for most people, but especially for those in residential care.”
Fairways Care Home also received support from colleagues and families through the donation of decorations, Nigel and Sonia Kempthorne for creating the sleigh, reindeers and north pole signs, Looked After Children services for donating the light up tee pee tree, and help from Black Row Electricals, North Lincs Tyres and A & G Auto Repairs for helping in the construction of the Winter Wonderland.