Pippa May delivers cards to Fridhem Rest Home at Heacham.

West Norfolk Befriending helped to spread some cheer just before Christmas after linking with two local schools.

The King’s Lynn based charity, which aims to reduce social isolation, teamed-up with All Saints Academy at Stoke Ferry and St Martin at Shouldham Primary Academy.

Pupils from both schools made  Christmas cards which were delivered to a number of local care homes.

West Norfolk Befriending, based at Thoresby College in Queen Street, has been working with Care Home Connectors, a  National Lottery community fund project and also the local Linking Lives UK, part of a natinal befriending network. 

As part of the project, which links schools to care homes to help combat isolation, a total of  190 handmade cards were delivered to Goodwins Hall at Lynn, Heacham’s Fridhem Rest Home, The Grange at Downham Market and Burman House at Terrington St John.

Pippa May, chief executive of West Norfolk Befriending, said: “The staff were delighted to receive such beautiful handmade cards that all contained a personal message.”

West Norfolk Befriending matches isolated older people with trained volunteers who visit on a regular basis.

Find out more  about the charity online at www.wnbefriending.org.uk