Pop-up Christmas shop spreads festive cheer throughout Woodley Grange
Due to the huge success of last year’s Christmas shop and the ongoing pandemic, the team at Woodley Grange once again transformed their Romsey care home into a winter emporium for residents. The home received generous donations from staff, families and local businesses, including Becky’s Itsy Bitsy Books, Coal Newton Hand Woven Textiles and Lemon & Jinja.
The pop-up shop included an assortment of gifts for residents to choose from, such as perfume, chocolates, Christmas decorations and squeaky toys for pets. Staff were even on hand to provide a gift wrapping service.
Commenting on the Christmas shop, Anish Patel, home manager at Woodley Grange said; “Christmas shopping is an activity many of our residents look forward to, so we were determined to find a solution.
“We were amazed and humbled by the support we received from the community and local businesses. Lots of people donated a wide range of gifts which meant we were able to create our pop-up shop.
“To make it feel like a Christmas shopping experience, we had a till, shopping baskets, and fake money so the residents could ‘buy’ their presents. We also made tea and coffee, because everyone needs a break and a cuppa when they’re shopping.”
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