Hitchin Rotary Club bring festive spirit with Christmas present hand-out

PUBLISHED: 15:30 23 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:39 23 December 2019

Members of the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse delivering Christmas presents to the residents of the Sue Ryder Home at Stagenhoe. Picture: Hitchin Tilehouse

Members of the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse delivering Christmas presents to the residents of the Sue Ryder Home at Stagenhoe. Picture: Hitchin Tilehouse

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The Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse has been delivering Christmas presents to residents at a Sue Ryder care centre.

Members of the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse delivering Christmas presents to the residents of the Sue Ryder Home at Stagenhoe. Picture: Hitchin TilehouseMembers of the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse delivering Christmas presents to the residents of the Sue Ryder Home at Stagenhoe. Picture: Hitchin Tilehouse

On Friday, December 20, members of the Hitchin Rotary Club paid a visit to Stagenhoe care centre - near the village of St Paul's Walden - and gave each resident a present to be opened on Christmas Day.

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Stagenhoe is a Sue Ryder home for specialist neurological patients, caring for people aged 18 or over with a range of conditions such as Huntingdon's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Tilehouse member Robert Houghton said: "It's important to us that every resident receives what they have asked for, and we go to great lengths to achieve this - visiting only local shops for the majority of gifts.

"In addition to these annual presents, five years ago Tilehouse created a sensory garden for residents to enjoy and to maximise the potential of the available space. A fruit and vegetable garden is now in its infancy. Tilehouse members will be assisting Stagenhoe staff with the implementation of this new initiative!"

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