Staff at a Huddersfield-based care home have said thank you to the community by giving away free arts and crafts kits to local children.
After setting up a collection point outside Lindley Grange Bupa Care Home, children from the Huddersfield community were encouraged to pick up a homemade pack of colouring book, pencil crayons, glitter, googly eyes, pom poms and so much more. The home was delighted to give away a total of 50 kits to local families.
The aim was to put together a goody bag of treats for the little ones to enjoy in return for all the community support the home has received over the last 12 months. The support that Lindley have been given during these very difficult times has been overwhelming from gifts, kind words, cards pictures and most of all the community spirit has been amazing and we wanted to give a little back to others who have also had a difficult time.
Becky Crow, Head of Activities at Lindley Grange Bupa Care Home, oversaw the charitable event. She said: “We have received overwhelming support from the Huddersfield community over the last year. It has been a challenging time for many, but it has been amazing to see a variety of groups from across the area come together. We are truly grateful to be a part of such a caring and thoughtful community.
“That is why we wanted to give something back and spread a little bit of joy, as a way of saying thank you. We had an amazing response from the parents and children who came to collect their packs; one little boy even told me it was the ‘best day ever,’ which absolutely melted my heart.
“We hope to organise more community events like this during the warmer months and we welcome all members of the community to get involved.”