The residents of Atherton-based care home The Chanters can confirm that miracles can happen, even in 2020!

The residents and team at the care home on Tyldesley Old Road were lucky enough to receive a visit from Father Christmas during the festive period. He turned up on his reindeer-led sleigh and took time to wish a socially distanced ‘Merry Christmas’ to the everyone through the home’s windows.

Dressed in his famous red-suit, Father Christmas stepped down from his sleigh to walk around the outside of the home, ensuring as many residents as possibly received a festive wave. There was quite the buzz around the Chanters as news of his arrival was announced. The sounds of Christmas music filled the air outside as residents, both upstairs and downstairs, waved from windows and danced along. It was the perfect start to our Christmas week celebrations!

Helping Raise Funds for Those in Need

However, Santa didn’t come bearing gifts. This time he came with the hope of giving gifts for those less fortunate. Arranged by Atherton Rotary Club, the festive visit helped to raise money for charitable causes in The Chanters’ local area of Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements, this year the focus was on donating virtually via text message and a Just Giving page.

Supporting local causes is very important to us at The Chanters, and we’re so pleased to be part of something with the aim of bringing joy to people at Christmastime. We are also working hard to keep our residents connected with the local community during the pandemic. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local organisations and our supporters for helping us to achieve this.

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