Kendal Care Home Residents Receive ‘Heart-Warming’ Donations From Local Community

Residents at HC-One’s Summerhill care home in Kendal were the recipients of some generous donations from their local community.

Hayes Garden World in Ambleside kindly delivered a huge number of floral gifts to the home including; bulbs, orchids and bedding plants. The gifts were delivered by Hayes Garden World to help lift the spirits of Residents and staff in the home as they have been going through a tough time recently

The bulbs helped with the Residents wellbeing and mood as it meant they engaged with the beautiful outdoor environment at Summerhill care home. Some Residents enjoyed planting some bulbs in the sun and making a lovely display, whereas some were overjoyed to have a fresh plant in their room to improve their environment.

One Summerhill Resident said: “Planting the bulbs was lovely and it was nice to know they’d been donated locally, it was a lovely change and just what we needed at this time.”

Summerhill Residents were also gifted clothes bags by a local community artist, Lana Grindley who runs Love Art, to help them with storage and taking their belongings to and from the home.

Sarah Nelson from Grasmere Gingerbread shop in Kendal also joined in with the community spirit as she kindly donated lots of lovely gingerbreads so the Residents and staff can enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.

The acts of generosity and humanity shown across the whole country during the lockdown has been amazing and the Residents and staff at Summerhill are so grateful for what people in their local community have done for them during this time.

Summerhill Home Manager Kathleen Dean said: “The acts of kindness people have shown across the whole community has been lovely and this donation was very heart-warming, the feeling of the community coming together is amazing.”







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