Ho, Ho, Ho! 2020 Christmas Fayre at Our Care Home in Hitchin

Every year, during the festive season, our staff, residents and residents’ families love getting in the Christmas spirit at our care home in Hitchin.

Sadly, due to Coronavirus restrictions, we have, of course, had to close our doors to visitors. Whilst this has been a tough time for us all, we didn’t let it stop us from celebrating the run-up to Christmas.

So, in true Foxholes style, we set up our first indoor Christmas Fayre to commemorate the festivities – but, of course, given the current circumstances, it was a very intimate occasion.

Christmas Fayre at care home Hitchin

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get the wider community involved – so we enjoyed it as an occasion with just our residents and staff present.

Adhering to infection control guidelines, we worked with vendors, who kindly incorporated market stalls throughout our home whilst our residents were self-isolating. Following the installation, our residents were able to explore and browse the festive gifts on offer.

Resident browsing through Christmas Fayre at Care Home in Hitchin

Featuring locally sourced products, the stalls provided our residents with the opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts for their loved ones – including festive decorations, jewellery, teddies, cards, canvas prints and more.

The stall holders also very kindly donated an item from each of their stands to be put into a Christmas raffle, with a bid to raise funds for a disabled-friendly minibus.

Hosting the fayre indoors took lots of planning and effort, but our local businesses were thrilled to feature their products amongst our stalls.

The fayre marked the first of a series of festive events that will be taking place at our home. With much more fun to be had, we’ll be hosting a Christmas party on Friday, 11th December, and a Christmas Variety Show on Thursday 17th December. From 11th to 13th December, we’ll also be taking part in the Hitchin Christmas Tree Festive Trail. Do keep an eye on our social media channels, so you don’t miss a thing!

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