Dukinfield nursery visit old folk to spread Christmas cheer
Friday 16th December 2016 @ 11:21 by Adam Higgins
Community Dukinfield News

A Dukinfield nursery has spent their first Christmas giving residents at a nursing home in the town some festive cheer.

Pre-school children from Boat House Day Nursery paid a visit to Lakes Nursing Home last Friday afternoon to spread some Christmas spirit.

Thirteen youngsters, aged between two and three years old, took some biscuits for the residents to enjoy and sung carols before Father Christmas made a surprise appearance.

Nursery manager Claire Crawhall told the Reporter: “It was brilliant – we ended up going all around the home in every room as it’s divided into sections.

“They have invited us back so we will go a couple of times a year and are thinking of going again to do something around Easter time.

“It’s a nice change for both the children and the residents who really enjoyed it. Father Christmas walked down with us and the children were a bit gobsmacked he was walking down the street with us but they loved it.

“We were limited to what we could take the residents because of health and safety but they enjoyed the biscuits.

“It is our first Christmas so we wanted to get out into the community and stay local – it’s one we’re bound to remember.”

Boat House, which only opened in January, is based at the former Dukinfield Community Centre on Town Lane.