500 cards made by children to be delivered to care home residents

More than 500 Christmas cards made by children in the Catterick area will be delivered to residents of local care homes.

PCSO Nicole Randall, from Catterick neighbourhood policing team, delivered more than 900 Christmas cards made by children from local schools and nurseries last year.

The appeal was launched three years ago due to the pandemic.

At the time care homes had to take extraordinary measures in order to keep their residents safe, leaving many elderly residents isolated from their families and friends.

A spokesperson for the neighbourhood policing team said: “The residents were overwhelmed with joy, and couldn’t thank those involved enough — it really made their Christmas brighter.

“The festive period can be a lonely time for those with no family and friends to celebrate with, opening a Christmas card can fill you with warmth, excitement and a feeling of belonging, therefore PCSO Nicole Randall organised it again for the third year running, and pulled together the community to show them that they do matter and they are valued at this time of year.”
Children and staff at Carnagill Primary School, Le Cateau Primary School, Cambrai Primary School, Hipswell Primary School, Michael Syddal Primary School, Harpur Nurseries, Jigsaw Childcare, and Banana Moon Nursery created the cards.

PCSO Randall will deliver the cards this week with Carnagill mini police officers and PS Carl Lawson.