Ottery pupils spread Christmas cheer with homemade cards to retired residents

Homeowners in Ottery St Mary were ‘thrilled’ to receive Christmas cards made by the town’s primary school pupils in a bid to spread festive cheer.

Ottery St Mary Primary School pupils teamed up with house developer McCarthy and Stone to send Christmas cards to retired residents living at Tumbling Weir Way.

Each one of the 20 handmade cards included festive messages from the children.

The residents gave the youngsters chocolate coins as a thank you for their Christmas wishes.

Annette Tindal, Ottery St Mary Primary School spokeswoman, said: “All of our pupils really enjoyed trying new skills and creating their cards.

“They were thrilled with their designs and were delighted to hear they were well received by the homeowners.

“It was great to connect with others in the local community in this way.”

Nicki Beswarick, McCarthy and Stone spokeswoman, said: “This year it was important for us to get creative and find new ways of bringing the community together, despite the challenges we’re all facing.

“The pupils at Ottery St Mary Primary School have gone above and beyond to produce some incredible Christmas cards, which have truly brought some yuletide comfort and festive cheer to homeowners at Tumbling Weir Court.”

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