Life-Long Friends Reunited At Care Home During Covid-19

Two life-long best friends have been reunited at The Chanters care home in Atherton, Greater Manchester, during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Annie Strike, 96, and May Bradbury, 98, have been best friends since the age of 14, they both attended Atherton School and went on to work together in the cutting room at the weaving shed, now known as Ena Mill.

The pair had lost touch for many years, however, now have plans to make up for lost time. Annie has lived at the home since July 2017 and May joined her in March 2020, at the beginning of the corona virus outbreak in the UK.

Annie has a daughter, Susan, who is looking forward to visiting again when restrictions are lifted. May has two daughters, Pat and Sylvia, and three granddaughters Adrianna, Alex and Vicky.

Annie said: “I am really looking forward to a proper catch up about the good old days with May!”

May said: “I am enjoying my new home especially the bingo! It will be great to spend time with Annie again and have a good catch up.”

Anne Hargreaves, Home Manager at The Chanters, said: “It’s lovely to see Annie and May be reunited at The Chanters, especially during difficult times like this.

“The ladies are still the best of friends and I hope they can share some fantastic stories of years gone by with the staff at the home!”

The Chanters is part of Larchwood Care and is currently managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The home is currently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. Across the Larchwood portfolio, the regulator ratings reflect the exceptionally high standards of care given and the drive of every team member to continually improve the care they give.















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