Residents at The Ridings care home in Calder Close invited school children from Dashwood Banbury Academy to each design and make a decoration as part of Anchor’s Light Up Your Local Community event. 

Radio Horton provided the festive music and also in attendance Cllr Gordon Ross, Mayor of Banbury enjoyed spending time meeting the residents and children from the local community.  

Manager of The Ridings, Karen Kyme, said “The residents absolutely love Christmas and meeting the local schoolchildren. The children entertained residents with a Christmas concert and also had put together a street dance routine”.

Karen said: “All of Anchor’s care homes across the country will be running the decoration competition as part of our national campaign to brighten up our local community because it’s such a great event for our customers to be involved in. Customers love to get around the tree and sing carols.”

“It’s important to organise meaningful activities for our residents as these boost their mental and physical well-being as well as being fun! The residents were central to the organisation of this event, having made the mince pies”.

Resident Alex Taylor said: “I enjoyed seeing all the creative decorations the children made, Christmas is children and it brings me so much joy. I look forward to this event as I got to make mince pies for the children. It’s a lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations at The Ridings”.

“There are so many interesting things to do here. There is always something different going on every day”. 

For more information on The Ridings, contact 01295 276767

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