Pupils from Letchworth and Stevenage give Christmas cards to old folk who live alone
- Credit: Archant
Pupils from primary schools across Hertfordshire have been getting creative to make Christmas cards for old folk who live alone.
And the youngsters – including those from Icknield Infant and Nursery School in Letchworth and Stevenage’s Letchmore Infants’ School, Longmeadow Primary School and Woolenwick Infants’ School – presented their Christmas creations to grateful recipients to mark the festive season.
The scheme – run by Herts County Council in partnership with the Hertfordshire Independent Living Service – has seen 4,000 primary school pupils making cards for the county’s meals on wheels clients.
Councillor Colette Wyatt-Lowe, responsible for adult care at County Hall, said: “This is such a heart-warming initiative, which highlights the very sad but very real issues of loneliness and isolation.
“This Christmas I would urge everyone to take time out of their busy schedules to drop in on elderly or vulnerable neighbours, to make sure they are warm and well.”