English School Children bring Christmas Cheer to the Elderly

School children spread Christmas cheer to elders by delivering hundreds of chickens in Royal Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire, England. Two hundred and twenty three chickens were provided as part of Christmas dinners to elderly people across the town, through money raised by the children.

“It is a way of providing the students with an opportunity to contribute to the community by giving something back," Jonathan Hill, Head of Unit 11, told Swindon Advertiser. “The Year 11 students are responsible for raising the money and collecting and delivering the food.”

The students spent a full day delivering potatoes, vegetables, fruit and custard, stock cubes, stuffing, a Christmas cracker, a box of mince pies and a box of chocolates. The chickens came courtesy of a local butchers in Royal Wootton Bassett at a discounted rate.

Students said they really enjoyed taking part. Some residents were very surprised to see them. One of the students thanked the butchers by painting a picture for them.

Christmas cheer is being spread across North American Assisted Living and Continuing Care Residences.