Uniting the Youth and the Elderly for Christmas

Ellesmere Town Council are always keen to encourage their community to come together to support each other and in particular during this festive period following a year which has been a struggle for so many.

The elderly are often lonely at Christmas and this year it is even more important to think of those who will be in such a situation. Youth Representative, Councillor Alison Devismes approached Stuart Roberts Head Teacher of Ellesmere Primary School with an idea to link the youngsters of the community with the elderly this Christmas. Mr Roberts welcomed the idea and has agreed for the children produce Christmas cards and letters to the 22 residents at Ellesmere House, he is keen to encourage kindness and awareness amongst his pupils.

Councillor Devismes said “she thinks it important to make the younger generation aware of those who might need support. Ellesmere House are really excited to receive the contact and hopefully the residents will be happy to know that we, as a community, are thinking of them.”

Due to Government restrictions, Town Mayor, Councillor Goulbourne and Cllr Devismes will hand over the letters and cards to a staff member in the gardens of Ellesmere House, on Monday 14th December, so that the residents can observe through the window.

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