Cambridge Manor and Cherry Hinton Care Homes have been spreading the Christmas cheer this year. The Team and residents realised that Cambridge is already the UK’s most unequal city and that this year would be incredibly difficult for many in our community.

Cambridge Manor and Cherry Hinton Care Homes have been collecting toys for low-income families, and unwell children spending their time in Addenbrookes, during the festive period.

Maria-Grace Smith (Community Development Manager) for Cambridge Manor was invited on to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to spread the message about the toy drive initiative across the county’s airwaves:

We have received wonderful donations from Team Members, Family members and the community – one Cambridge Company, Velocity Commerce, donated over £500 of Lego which is just fantastic.

We have also been raising money on our JustGiving site and this, along with cash donations, has raised over £600 – the Cambridge and Cherry Elves will be catching a sleigh to local businesses to buy lots more presents very soon indeed.

Our toys will be split among the Cambridge Giving Tree which supports children all over Cambridge, and Addenbrookes Hospital for the Children’s ward.

To join us in spreading the christmas spirit throughout our Cambridge communities click the below link to participate in our drive: