20 Mar 20

Post from Poppy: Residents receive personalised letters

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Post from Poppy: Residents receive personalised letters

After hearing about recent Coronavirus updates, Poppy, five, wanted to put a smile on residents' faces with personalised cards and gifts.

Five-year-old Poppy plans to create 48 personalised crafts for residents living at our Saffron Gardens Care Home, in an effort to make sure they don’t feel lonely in this difficult time.

She has been given the name of every resident living on wings Palm, Aster, Birch and Hazel, and will spend her evenings and weekends crafting letters and drawings, before posting them to Brunelcare. Our Unit Care Leaders will distribute the cards in the four wings, with each card personalised for every individual resident.

Francis De Villa, Care Home Manager at Saffron Gardens said:Our residents are looking forward to receiving their cards and drawings. It’ll really put a smile on their faces. We have over 48 residents on the wings at Saffron Gardens, so Poppy is going to be hard at work! We wanted to say thank you to Poppy, this will mean so much to the residents.

Realising that elderly people may feel more isolated than ever at this time, Poppy wanted to volunteer her time to put a smile on residents’ faces.

Poppy said:I wanted to do something nice for the older people. My mummy told me that their friends and families may not be able to visit them as much, so I wanted to do something to make them smile. I love playing arts and crafts so I asked mummy if I could write letters and draw pictures to send them, and she said yes!”

Residents at our Saffron Gardens Care Home are looking forward to receiving their cards and drawings, and Poppy is working hard to create her personalised crafts, aiming to make six cards and drawings per evening with the help of her mum and dad.

Sophie, Poppy’s mum said: “I’m so incredibly proud of her. She's very intune to the bad news in the press at the moment and how this is affecting older people. She asked if she could draw some pretty pictures and letters to cheer them up, so we went out and bought lots of supplies!”

To read our latest Coronavirus update, click here.

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