Heacham care company and schoolchildren bring festive cheer

Pupils from Heacham Junior School joined with the Extra Hands care company, which has offices in the village, for a special event ahead of Christmas.

The festive season was well and truly started when a Heacham care company event saw different generations celebrate together and raise money for a charity appeal.

Extra Hands Home Care, which has offices in both Heacham and Broadland, arranged two community events to share mince pies with friends, service users and their families along with local school children.

Pupils from Heacham Junior School entertained with Christmas Carols at an afternoon gathering which was held in the village. Money was raised from a raffle organised for the Falls Support Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

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“We really enjoy organising social events in the communities we work. It is a really nice way to meet everyone, make new friends from across the generations and ensure our service users have the chance to socialise,” said public relations and marketing director Anita Walter.

The appeal, with a target of £35,000 is raising money towards a raft of specialist equipment to help prevent injury from falls.

Extra Hands is an award-winning family-owned company which covers Norfolk working both privately and with the local authority. It was the first in the county to offer well-being checks to help reassure families and friends who can’t always be available to help. With more than 25 years in business, it has grown an enviable reputation for care and support and offers a flexible service which can be tailored to individuals.

Extra Hands has held the Investor in People award for many years and has also received regional and national honours for its services.