Home shows its caring side at Christmas

Residents, staff and visitors at Blackhall Colliery’s Field View care home have been giving generously to support those needing help in the local community.

The staff and residents of the home, alongside their friends and family, decided to support those less fortunate by hosting a Christmas food and toy bank as part of an appeal by the Salvation Army.

Children’s books and toys, as well as foodstuffs were collected at the home as part of the appeal which aims at ensuring that as many local families as possible don’t go without this Christmas.

The home’s food and toy donations hamper was handed over to Doreen Browne, Territorial Envoy of the Salvation Army’s Peterlee Church in Horden and was distributed to families in need over Christmas.

A festive friendship formed between the home - which provides residential care for the elderly and care to those living with dementia - and church members as the Salvation Army band also attended the home to perform a Christmas Carol concert for residents and their families.

Field View Home Manager Michelle Howarth said: “It’s always a great feeling to give something back and as a home we enjoy taking part in projects that help those in need.”

“Our local community is important to us all here and helping people and families in the area who need some extra support this Christmas was a great cause. We have really enjoyed

working with the Salvation Army and would like to thank everyone who donated.”

Field View care home is owned by Care Group Countrywide Care Homes and was named as the 15th most highly recommended care home in the North East.

in a pole by carehome.co.uk

last year.