Swaffham care home residents join in tree festival fun

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Swaffham’s annual Christmas tree festival opens today and residents of one town care home have been doing their bit to make sure the event dazzles visitors.

The Meadow House nursing home is one of almost 30 charities and community groups taking part in the festival at the St Peter and St Paul church.

All money raised from the Meadow House tree will go to its residents’ fund, which pays for events, entertainment, outings and other comforts.

Maria Seitan, the home’s deputy manager, said: “It’s been great to get involved in the Festival of Christmas Trees again this year – it is something we have always enjoyed going to.

“Like last year, we decided to once again get involved and decorate and display our own tree for the community to appreciate.

“Everyone has really enjoyed making the decorations and we are planning to bake a large cake to take with us to the church on Friday, which can be sampled in return for donations.”

Residents from the home, which specialises in the care of people with multiple sclerosis, are pictured above preparing their tree for the festival.

The festival will be open from 10am until 4pm each day until next Saturday.