Generations join forces in Sheffield to make Christmas gifts

Residents at Silver Lodge care home.
Residents at Silver Lodge care home.
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Residents at a Sheffield care home are preparing for the festive season after enlisting the help of youngsters to make gifts for loves ones.

Residents at Silver Lodge care home in Chapeltown welcomed members of the 10th Sheffield Parson Cross Scouts, Cubs and Beavers group, who donated food for Christmas hampers and helped to make presents.

The visit was organised through the ‘A Million Hands’ campaign - a scouts-led scheme which aims to build lasting relationships between different generations within local communities.

Jayne Vickers, home manager at Silver Lodge, said: “We were delighted to welcome the cubs and beavers to the home, which was a great experience for our residents.

“Christmas is a time of giving and it is always nice to engage with the community and give our residents the opportunity to meet with guests and take part in activities.

“Hopefully the children took a lot away from the visit and it supported their campaign, which is an excellent initiative.”

She added: “I would like to thank the 10th Sheffield (Parson Cross) Scouts, Cubs and Beavers for their visit and for donating the food, which was a really nice gesture.

“We will look forward to welcoming the youngsters back, as we build on this very positive start to what will be a lasting relationship.”

Silver Lodge care home is operated by Akari Care and provides residential care for up to 27 elderly residents, including those with dementia.

*New members are welcome to join the scouts group, which meets at Mount Tabor Methodist Church in Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross.

The group offers a diverse programme of activities.

For more information about how to join email the group at xlaniou@hotmail.com