Pupils at a primary school in Southport have been helping to combat loneliness among care home residents in the town. 

This has been a difficult year for people in care homes, who have been unable to see relatives or friends for much of this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Children at Farnborough Road Junior School in Birkdale in Southport are determined to do all they can to help. 

Headteacher Adrian Antell said: “Our School Council has been working hard on a wonderful project to help combat loneliness in the local community. They have decided to focus on making connections with the local care homes and their residents who have missed out on much needed contact with their loved ones this year.

“The children shared some heartwarming ideas and decided that they would like to send a small token to each home to let them know that we are all thinking of them.

“They have created small hampers filled with gifts and treats which the residents can enjoy.

“Each School Council member has been promoting this in class and has encouraged every child to make a hand-made card to go with the hampers. 

“Hampers will be delivered over the next few days and will no doubt spread some much-needed Christmas cheer.”

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