St James’ C of E Primary School help Officeworx to spread Christmas cheer

Children at St James’ C of E Primary School in Cheltenham begin their beautiful Christmas letters for Lilian Faithful Care home residents.

For the third year running, with the help of the school Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) volunteers, we are organising this wonderful letter project again. With the aim to bring Christmas cheer and joy to those who live within the Lilian Faithful care homes. All the school children are invited to write a letter and draw a festive picture, and it was started at the school’s PTA Christmas Fair last Friday.

The project was first inspired due to Rob & Kate’s father, Mr Adkins, who lives at St Faith’s nursing home and Kate’s children who attend St James’ Primary school. Three years ago, during Covid, the school PTA kindly thought to organise and send Christmas letters to Kate’s children’s Grandfather and all other residents living at St Faith’s home.

Lots of children got involved and wrote beautiful heart-felt letters with Christmas-themed pictures. The Officeworx family and PTA safely delivered them and waved at residents in the windows. The home was overjoyed to receive them and it brought so much cheer to residents and staff to read and keep in their rooms.  In 2021, we decided to do it again and as a result, the St James’ school children wrote an amazing 204 letters, which we distributed around all of the Lilian Faithful homes.

Three years on, and it’s time to start the Christmas fun again, with the hope we will receive enough letters to send to all of the Lilian Faithful homes. This year too, Kate and Rob now have their mother, Mrs Adkins, living at the Lilian Faithful Care residential home called Faithfull House in Suffolk Square.

Kate commented, “The help and support we have received from the team at Faithfull House have been superb. Mum has settled amazingly and is extremely fond of her carers. Faithful House doesn’t feel like a typical care home – its energy is beautiful.”

The Lilian Faithful residents and staff are so thankful to Officeworx, the school, PTA volunteers and all the children for their thoughtfulness, Christmas spirit and continued support. With a deadline of Thursday 15 December to complete by, the letters will be counted and delivered the following week by a few children and parents – Keep a look out on our social media channels to follow the journey from letters to homes.











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