Dean Smith is one of the team of 16 apprentices across Curo who organised the event: “We wanted to do something special, as apprentices, for the community this Christmas – in particular for people who might be lonely at Christmas. That’s where the Cosy Christmas idea came from. We organised everything ourselves, from the food to the raffle prizes and gift bags, and we also arranged transport. It’s been really heart-warming to see how much the event has meant to our customers.”
The Cosy Curo Christmas featured a Christmas buffet, carol singers, bingo, a quiz and a raffle which raised over £100 for Curo’s charity of the year – the Cancer Centre at the Bath Royal United Hospital.
Curo customer Carole Williams, who lives in Combe Down, Bath, said: “It’s been very enjoyable and it means a lot for myself and especially for people older than me to come out and mix with other people”.