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Hitchin Care Home Invites Community To Send In Cards For Residents To Mark World Kindness Day

A Hitchin care home is inviting the local community to send in words of kindness in the form of cards, letters, or poems for its residents to mark World Kindness Day.

Whether it’s schools, businesses, or anyone living in the Hitchin area, Foxholes Care Home is inviting people to send in cards for the residents at the home as an act of kindness ahead of World Kindness Day on Friday, November 13th.

Since March, residents at Foxholes have had to deal with very limited visitation from close family and friends due to the coronavirus pandemic, and with tougher lockdown restrictions being announced to help curb the virus as nationwide cases continue to rise, it looks set to be a tough winter ahead.

In a bid to show residents that the local Hitchin community are with them through this difficult time, Foxholes is inviting the town’s citizens, from children to adults, and loved ones of residents, to send in kindness cards to maintain morale and show solidarity.

Adhering to the government’s stringent infection control protocols, the cards will be quarantined on arrival to the home until World Kindness Day. People can also email cards to the home, where they can get creative by choosing to either design the card online, or by hand and then scanning/uploading a picture of the card to then email to Foxholes.

Neil Gandecha, estate manager at Foxholes Care Home, said: “Whether it’s a drawing, a poem, a letter, or even just sharing a few words of kindness, we’re inviting the community to give our residents something to smile about on World Kindness Day. Unfortunately, as much as we’d like to have residents spending time with friends and family at the home, the situation our country is currently in won’t allow us to, so it’s little initiatives like sending in cards that can have such a huge impact on someone’s day.”

He continued: “Hitchin is a close community where everyone looks out for one another, so we’re sure at a time when people may feel disconnected due to social distancing and self-isolation, we can show we are still very much in this together.”


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