Salford School Children have been spreading some Christmas spirit this week after designing cards to be distributed to local residents.

Pendleton Together, who manage housing on behalf of Salford Council in the area around the school, are distributing the cards as part of Winter Warmer packs, designed to help those isolated by lockdown and covid-19 restrictions.

Lynne Harrison, Community Initiatives Officer at Pendleton Together, said the cards would bring much needed Christmas cheer: “Many of the residents we speak to have spent a long time at home this year and have missed out on contact with friends and families. While children would normally be putting on Christmas plays and carol signing, this year they’ve put their time into helping their community in another way. Some of the messages were so sweet they brought a tear to my eye.”

Gemma Lavelle, Head Of School at Lark Hill Primary School, said it was important that children could feel part of Salford at Christmas: “This year has been a challenge for most of our children, so they were really excited to get their creativity going and make some cards that will bring some much needed Christmas spirit to the end of the year.”

The Winter Warmer Packs will be distributed later in December. Anyone needing support this Christmas can call the Spirit of Salford Helpline on 0800 952 1000

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