Teenagers bring Christmas cheer to Manor Park care home
- Credit: Di Halliwell
Christmas came early for a group of care home residents thanks to the generosity of a group of schoolboys.
The teenagers, who attend St Bonaventure’s, visited Mornington Hall Care Home in Manor Park with a selection of gifts for the staff and residents.
Their collection included cuddly toys, a model plane and books – all of which had been requested by the elderly residents during a previous visit.
The kind-hearted youngsters didn’t forget the home’s carers, either, bringing boxes of chocolates for them.
The 14 boys are all members of the school’s Telco group, a citizens organisation, and one said: “Our parents always told us that giving was far better than receiving and it has taken until today for me to really get it and understand that it truly is.”
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After distributing the presents, the teenagers stayed for lunch, sang carols and even joined in with a game of bingo.
Such was the impression they made that staff and residents alike asked if they could come back next year.
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