Gift of love for elderly residents

Youngstes from Banbury Foyer and Rachel House visited residents at Green Pastures Nursing Home on Valentine's Day to give them gifts. NNL-150227-102704001
Youngstes from Banbury Foyer and Rachel House visited residents at Green Pastures Nursing Home on Valentine's Day to give them gifts. NNL-150227-102704001

Young adults from Banbury brightened up Valentine’s Day for residents of a town nursing home by delivering them a selection of chocolates, gift boxes and cards.

Residents from Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Banbury Foyer, as well as young parents from Rachel House, visited Green Pastures Christian Nursing Home to present the handmade gifts and meet some of the older people living at the home.

The project was funded by the Foyer Federation’s Healthy Conversations initiative and the Nicodemus Trust.

“The young adults organised the chocolate and card making supported by their mentors, under the ‘Young Adults with Purpose’ movement.

Banbury Foyer resident and piano player Jason Edmunds, who performed for residents on the day, said: “It was a unique and individual experience, where we all gained a lot. It was a thoroughly enjoyable time and I’d come back every weekend if I could!”

‘Young Adults with Purpose’ Banbury is part of a movement,which operates on the basis of ‘helping the young transform their world.’

It also operates in Guatemala.