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Merry Christmas from Kilmarnock Heights Home

Merry Christmas from Kilmarnock Heights Home

Kilmarnock Heights staff and residents with their hand-made Christmas goods.
Kilmarnock Heights staff and residents with their hand-made Christmas goods.

Residents at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home are getting into the Christmas spirit making cards and gifts for friends, family and the community.

Kilmarnock Heights Home was selling the resident and family-made cards, decorations, teddies, marmalade, raffle tickets, Christmas cake and crafts at the Berhampore School Kristmas Knack Market recently.

Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn says all the residents were involved with the planning, making, packing and pricing of the items.

“Everyone was involved with the preparation in some way and many relatives got involved by donating items and baking for us.”

Annelize says the support didn’t stop there, with members of the local community helping as well.

“It was a great community project. People who had no tie to the residents here went to the effort of making things to help us. We’re so thankful to the people who donated their time and made things for us to sell at the market.”

This is the first time Kilmarnock Heights Home has had a stall at the Khristmas Knack Market and residents are keen to do it again next year.

Resident Johnnie Wood, who was busy making cards and knitted teddies for the stall, says preparing for the market gave her and the other residents something meaningful and fun to do.

“It gave everyone something to do with a purpose in mind. I enjoyed going along to the market to help with the stall.”

People looking for home-made Christmas gifts can still purchase them by visiting the Christmas shop trolley at Kilmarnock Heights Home at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore. Click here to find out more about Kilmarnock Heights Home. 

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