A Suffolk care home is appealing to the community to send messages of Christmas cheer that would "mean the world" to their residents and staff.

Chilton Meadows Bupa Care Home in Stowmarket is calling on Suffolk communities to spread some joy and rally a feeling of togetherness by sending in Christmas cards.

The care home says receiving a card is a boost to morale, wellbeing and a sense of belonging, which they hope will make their residents feel more connected to their community.

The cards received will be placed around the home for everyone to read and enjoy.

Amanda Delabruyere, home manager at the Stowmarket care home, said: “Sending and receiving cards is a tradition that many of our residents love, so this Christmas we wanted to make them feel extra special by showering them in cards from people from all walks of life.

“We know that receiving a card full of festive well wishes would really mean the world to our residents this year.

"It’s a small gesture of kindness which would have such a positive impact, providing them with a great sense of warmth, support, and togetherness - the ultimate definition of festive cheer.”

Anyone wishing to send a Christmas card to residents can post it to: Chilton Meadows Care Home, Union Road, Onehouse, Stowmarket IP14 1HL.