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Bulwell care home donates toys to Nottingham families at Christmas time

Staff and residents at Fairway View care home in Bulwell, operated by Ideal Carehomes, paid a visit to the Salvation Army recently, to donate a sack full of toys to their Christmas Present Appeal.

Each year, the Salvation Army collect new and unwrapped Christmas presents to distribute to local children who might not otherwise receive one.

This year, staff and residents from Fairway View were determined to offer their support by asking their neighbours to donate Christmas toys, which people could drop-off at the home on Swale Close.

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A Salvation Army spokesperson said, ‘We are very grateful to Ideal Carehomes for supporting our Christmas Present Appeal. It makes such a difference to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford Christmas at all, and to children who wouldn’t have any presents to open at Christmas without it.’

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Staff and residents at Fairway View took the gifts to donate to the Salvation Army church in Nottingham.

71-year-old Anne Vollbracht, who has lived at Fairway View since May 2022, said ‘As a retired social worker, I have seen many children over the years that received nothing at Christmas, and it was heart breaking. They think Santa doesn’t love them. Every child deserves a gift at Christmas.’


Rachel Squire, the Home Manager at Fairway View, was grateful to their local community for supporting the Christmas Present Appeal. She continued,

‘We can’t stand the thought of any child waking up on Christmas morning to find nothing under the tree, so it was a no brainer for us to support the Salvation Army with this amazing appeal.

’We’d like to thank our friends and neighbours for their generous donations. We hope that the gifts will make a difference to some of the families who might be struggling this Christmas.’

For more information, you can contact Fairway View on 0115 975 8770, email or visit

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