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Maycroft Care Home Raises Festive Spirits with Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children

14 December 2023

Maycroft Care Home turned into a festive wonderland on December 7th as residents, staff, and even visiting relatives donned their most cheerful and quirky Christmas jumpers for a special Christmas Jumper Day. The event, held in support of Save The Children, not only raised £25 for the charity but also brought boundless joy, laughter, and a touch of friendly competition to the care home.

The Christmas Jumper Day saw an enthusiastic turnout, with residents and staff showcasing a colourful array of festive knitwear. Some relatives went the extra mile, specifically planning their visits on this day to join in the merriment and wear their Christmas jumpers, adding to the festive atmosphere.


To further enhance the celebratory mood, the day was filled with Christmas music, the delightful aroma of mince pies, and a unique game known as the Snowman Marble Challenge. An upturned plant pot, creatively transformed into a snowman, became the centre of attention as residents and visitors alike took part in the spirited challenge.

The rules were simple but the competition was fierce – participants had one minute to skilfully guide marbles through the hole in the top of the pot. Depending on individual abilities, players could use their fingers, a spoon, or even tongs for a greater challenge. The game turned out to be a surprising hit, revealing a competitive side of some residents that had yet to be seen.

One resident, Roger, found himself caught up in a friendly rivalry with his wife Doreen and daughter Shulagh, who were visiting and also sporting their Christmas jumpers.

Maycroft Care Home’s Wellbeing Coordinator, Lucy, expressed, “Christmas Jumper Day was a perfect way to start off our festive program of events at Maycroft. It was lovely seeing our residents and staff really get into the spirit of things with their different Christmas jumpers & accessories, and there was such a lively and happy atmosphere in the home all day.”