Heol Don Bupa Care Home in Cardiff has put out a festive plea to the local community to send in messages of yuletide cheer to residents and staff this Christmas.

Receiving a Christmas card is a great way to boost morale, wellbeing and a sense of belonging, which is why the team at Heol Don Bupa Care Home is calling on its local community to help spread some joy and rally a sense of togetherness during the festive period.

Hoping to make residents feel more connected to their local communities, the cards received will be opened and placed around each home for everyone to read and enjoy.

When asked what it means to care home residents to receive a Christmas card, Duncan Smith, Regional Director at Bupa, commented: “Sending and receiving cards is a tradition that many of our residents’ love, so this Christmas we wanted to make the winter season extra special by calling on our local community to surprise our residents with lots of lovely cards.”

Duncan continued: “We know that receiving a card full of festive well wishes would really mean the world to our residents this year. It’s a small gesture of kindness which would have such a positive impact, providing residents with a great sense of warmth, support, and togetherness – the ultimate definition of festive cheer!”

The care home team has also called out for Christmas cards with the knowledge that, whilst Christmas is a time for joy and family, it can sometimes be an emotional time for those reflecting on loved ones who have passed.

Duncan added: “At Bupa we are committed to making every day as happy as possible, but we are also aware that some days are harder for those residents who don’t have relatives to share celebrations with. That’s why this Christmas, we aim to receive enough cards so that each resident feels extra loved and special.”

Duncan concluded: “We know how wonderful our local community is and are hopeful that people will come together in a show of festive spirit to boost everyone’s moods in the homes and make it an even merrier Christmas.”

Anyone wishing to send a Christmas card to residents at Heol Don Bupa Care Home can post them to the following address: Heol Don Care Home, Heol Don, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2AU.