Getting ready for Christmas

Malvern Gazette: Getting ready for Christmas Getting ready for Christmas

TINSEL, baubles and a drop of mulled wine were the order of the day at a care home in Malvern. Volunteers, dubbed Christmas Makers, helped residents put up their Christmas decorations at Davenham in Graham Road. Friends of the Elderly, which runs the care home, organised the decorating session to build greater relationships with the community and elderly people. Resident Mary Barron said: "We had a lovely day. I thoroughly enjoyed it." People aged over 60 can have also been joining residents for festive lunches at Davenham as well as Perrins House in Moorlands Road.

Lunches are still set to take place on January 2 and January 9 at Perrins House as well as January 4 and January 9 at Davenham.

Spaces must be booked by logging on to friendsopendoors.org.uk or by calling 0207 730 8263.

VISITORS to a Worcestershire church were shown Christmas scenes from around the world during a special exhibition.

More than 100 nativity sets, from 32 different countries spanning the globe, have been on display at St Mary’s Church in Hanley Castle, near Upton.

Helen Owens, one of the organisers, said the exhibition, entitled A World of Nativity was a big success.

“It has been very popular and we’ve had a lot of very favourable comments,” she said. “People have said that it has really put them in the Christmas spirit.”

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