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Luck Lane Pupils Play Santa For Longwood Grange Residents

19 December 2020

Longwood Grange Care Home

Christmas came early for one Huddersfield care home when children from Luck Lane Primary sent over 100 presents to their Residents.

The kind-hearted kids reached out to Longwood Grange Care Home, situated on Longwood Gate, as they wanted to spread Christmas cheer to older members of the community.

The school collected a massive number of presents donated by pupils and their families, raised money with a ‘Dress Down’ day and worked on handmade Christmas cards.

Longwood Grange Home Manager Christine Quinn said that Luck Lane Primary’s gesture had warmed the hearts of residents and staff.

Christine said: “Everyone at Longwood Grange is overwhelmed by the kindness of our lovely friends at Luck Lane Primary.’

“For the children and teachers to think of us at the end of such a difficult year means a lot. The presents they’ve sent have made us all smile and brought a great deal of happiness to our Residents.

“We intend to write thank you letters for everyone – and to invite the children to come and visit us as soon as we’re safely able to do so.”

Luck Lane Primary’s Pastoral Leader Kelly Starkey met with Christine outside Lockwood Grange on Thursday 10th November to hand over the presents.

The Residents congregated by the windows to say a socially-distanced ‘thank you’ and send their best wishes to the school.

Kelly said that even though Luck Lane children wished they could have handed the presents out in person, it was only the beginning of a lasting relationship.

Kelly said: “Our wonderful pupils and their families collected an incredible number of gifts and it would have been the icing on the cake to deliver them in person. 

“However, the children have passed on their best wishes in the Christmas cards, and we intend to build a lasting bond between the school and Longwood Grange.

“Intergenerational friendship is vital in our communities, and I’m proud of our children for making a difference to the Residents with their Christmas kindness.”