St Swithun Wells Primary School’s Advent Giving Tree
At the beginning of Advent, our St Andrew’s House Captains organised and launched our Giving Tree. They collected the names of 74 residents of two care homes; Brendancare in Otterbourne and Marie Louise House, Romsey. Families were able to collect a named gift tag and asked to return a wrapped gift suitable for an elderly person. Over 100 presents have been returned and have been distributed to the residents of the care homes. The children sang beautiful carols as they distributed the gifts. This is the 3rd year the school has organised the Giving Tree and each year the response is overwhelming with families asking to give a present to the same person and are keen to get involved. Children have also hosted a Christmas party for grandparents and retired parishioners, singing carols and serving refreshments.
It has been wonderful sharing the season of good will with others.