Bundaleer Lodge Nursing Home residents “Santa” Ray Cartwright with Des Springall celebrating Christmas on Friday evening.
Bundaleer Lodge Nursing Home residents “Santa” Ray Cartwright with Des Springall celebrating Christmas on Friday evening.

Christmas party has Aussie flavour

BUNDALEER Lodge residents have enjoyed a very Aussie Christmas party, with snags on the barbie and a summer storm.

Held on Friday, diversional therapist Juliat Gill said the evening also included Christmas carols sung by Leichhardt Baptist Church and an animal farm.

Bundaleer resident Raymond Cartwright stood in for Santa, handing out presents to the children.

Ms Gill said the evening was a chance for the Brassall residents and their families to enjoy some early festive cheer.

“It gives our residents a nice early Christmas,” Ms Gill.

“Many of them can’t go anywhere else.

“It enhances their quality of life and gives them a chance to spend time with family.”

Raymond’s wife Barbara said the event was a nice way to ease into Christmas.

“It is good. Last year we had a sit-down meal in the dining room,” she said.

“There weren’t so many children last year, mainly partners and sons and daughters.”

The Redbank Plains resident said her husband had enjoyed his special role.

“He plays the part very well,” Mrs Cartwright said.



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