Printwaste helps Grevill House bring festive joy to residents


Printwaste provides local residential care home, Grevill House, with six large sheets of cardboard to assist with their Christmas project – to create a more festive and warmer atmosphere around the home for the residents.

Grevill House

Back in late November, Grevill House, a local residential care home run by The Orders of St John’s Care Trust (OSJCT), contacted Printwaste with a slightly out-of-the-ordinary enquiry. As part of their 2015 Christmas project, they were looking for some cardboard from our recycling stores. With this cardboard, and the involvement of their residents, the staff wanted to build a Christmas scene and create a festive atmosphere around the home. As ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ (or Twas), we were delighted to have the opportunity to help put a smile on the faces of their residents.

Grevill House offers people the opportunity to continue to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. A dedicated and professionally trained team make sure they are on hand, working around the clock, to provide high quality care and support to their residents.

This year, Grevill House opted for a reindeer-themed design, which led to over 500 Rudolphs popping up around the premises, alongside a multitude of other festive objects. Our favourites were a carousel made out of multiple reusable materials and a snowman made out of plastic cups. Residents of the home got stuck in too, helping to create the design and cut out the shapes. We donated six large sheets of cardboard, which magically turned into the backdrop of the scenic design (see below).


The work done at Grevill House provides another wonderful example of how people within communities can give recyclable materials a new life through re-use. Re-use is essential to creating a sustainable future, as it reduces landfill waste and prolongs the lifecycle of recyclable materials.

A few days before Christmas, three members of the Printwaste team popped into Grevill House to see the finished article. The design was creative, picturesque and, most importantly, conveyed the true spirit of Christmas. To our delight, Grevill House were later awarded best Christmas grotto in the OSJCT Christmas decorations competition. Sarah Griffin at Grevill house stated “we could not have done this without the help from Printwaste” and “thank you once again for (Printwaste’s) support which helped to bring so much happiness to our residents and staff over Christmas”. It was an excellent job all round and Printwaste wishes to say a huge well done to all the staff and residents at Grevill House for their amazing efforts!


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