Telegraph Christmas appeal

Abbeyfield is one of the charities featured in this year’s Christmas appeal and features a number of heart-warming stories from Abbeyfield around the country. Today’s highlights Abbeyfield Walmer opening their doors to non-residents over the festive period.

The piece focuses on volunteers’ efforts to make Abbeyfield a real part of their community.

”We always have so much fun here; and Christmas day is a particular pleasure.’’ – Janet Stephenson, volunteer activity coordinator.

“At Christmas, Abbeyfield encourages outsiders to visit its homes – like Walmer – for themselves, not just for residents… Whatever the activity, inviting older people into Abbeyfield homes is a way to relieve the social isolation, which 61 per cent of people said is even harder for them to cope with over the Christmas period.” – Victoria Lambert, Telegraph Journalist. Please click here to read the story. At Abbeyfield Oxford, we welcome local visitors at Christmas as part of this scheme.

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