Queensmead gets into the seasonal spirit!

23rd November 2011

Queensmead residential care home in Christchurch is calling for donations of childrens’ toys and other seasonal items to boost its annual Christmas Fayre.

Money raised will go towards the residents’ amenities fund which provides for outings and entertainment for the residents of Queensmead during the year.

The Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 3 December from 2pm onwards and visitors can enjoy tea, cakes and refreshments, and tombola, raffle and bric-a-brac stalls.

Queensmead, one of 16 Dorset homes operated by care charity Care South, is asking for gifts such as plants, Christmas gifts, boxed food with a sell-by date, and other suitable items which can be sold on the day. Also needed are new childrens’ toys which can be wrapped ready to be given out to younger visitors by Father Christmas who will also be dropping in to visit.

Activities organiser Liz Longford says: “We work hard to raise money to provide those little extras for our residents. Some our staff recently raised more than £500 when they completed a sponsored bike ride into the New Forest!”

Liz added: “We hope that the local community will come in and help make the Christmas Fayre a success”.

If you are able to donate items for sale, Queensmead at 1 Bronte Avenue, Christchurch, will be glad to receive them.

If you have any queries about the event, please telephone either Liz Longford or the home manager Janine May on 01202 485176.