June 15, 2020
In this unsettling time of social distancing and lockdown, we have been overwhelmed by the way the local community has reached out to our residents with unwavering kindness and generosity.
Our cherished residents here at Ashbrook Court have received so many letters and gifts from local children and relatives alike to let them know that, even though they are apart, they are not alone. It brought so much joy to us all when we received incredible artwork by the school children who usually visit and read to us.
As well as these artistic gifts, we’ve been sent batches of cupcakes from our friends at Morrisons and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of donations from local businesses who have surprised us with everything from beer to bouquets of flowers for our residents to enjoy!
A special thank you must also go to the Khaled family, who made two raised flower beds for our garden! We have been busy painting and lining them. Our green-fingered residents can’t wait to get planting!
It has been these gestures, from local friends and companies alike, that have truly touched us; the effort the local community has gone to, to stay connected and let our residents know they are still a much-loved part of this neighbourhood, has strengthened our bond even tighter than ever.
And we were all overjoyed when our very own central office sent over treats for our carers and resident to enjoy; one day it was an ice cream van, the next it was a surprise batch of lollipops and snow cones! Such simple gestures to let us know we are, as ever, in their hearts and minds – they were greatly appreciated and went down a treat!