Staff and residents at Alwoodleigh care home in Huddersfield have been delighted to receive kind letters and hand-drawn pictures from local children recently.
Children at Harlequin Nursey and Huddersfield Grammar have been sending letters and pictures to the Egerton-based home to help put a smile on the faces of residents during the recent period of restricted visits.
In their letters, the children shared stories about their experience during recent restrictions, their return to school and their delight at seeing friends once again. The children also used the letters as an opportunity to praise the efforts of carers at the home for all their hard work.
The pictures and letters are now displayed on the walls of the care home for all to see.
Ajit Kaur, 80, is one of the residents at Alwoodleigh care home that has enjoyed receiving the letters and drawings from the children at the local schools. Ajit said: “I’ve really enjoyed looking at the lovely drawings and messages we receive from the local school children.”
“It was extremely kind of the children to take time out of their days to contact us. We have all enjoyed reading about the children’s daily activities and routines, their pictures and kind words have really helped put a smile on all of our faces.”
Karen Williams, home manager at Alwoodleigh care home, has also taken the time to praise the kindness and generosity of the local children. She said: “Pictures and letters are a wonderful way to keep in touch with people and I would just like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the children that took the time to contact us here at Alwoodleigh.”
“Our residents have been eager to keep in touch with the local community during the last few months and it has meant the world to us that they have taken the time to share their pictures and stories with us. As soon as we can welcome visitors to the home again, it would be great to meet the lovely children that were involved!”