Schoolboy, Henry, Raises Money For Windmill House In Wymondham, Norfolk, By Reading To Residents
Windmill House residents and staff are thrilled to have Henry reading bedtime stories to them every evening. Henry is 7 years old and lives in Wymondham, only minutes from the home. His mother, Becky, is a Carer at Windmill House. Becky commented:
“When I explained to Henry the importance of what not only me, but every single staff member at Windmill House does on a daily basis to help our wonderful residents, Henry, being Henry, wanted to get involved too.”
Staff at the home have wanted to update their themed and sensory areas at Windmill House. The aim of these areas is to create an engaging yet calming environment for residents. Themed areas can also help trigger memories and spark conversations, which can help form new friendships.
Henry loves to read, so it was his wonderful idea to read to residents, each evening, every night for a month, in an effort to raise money to support in updating these areas. The session is streamed live for residents and have been very well received. The residents absolutely love it, and Henry has already raised over £300.
Bedtime Stories with Henry has been a success and since the start of the project, Henry has been featured on BBC radio Norfolk, where he explained about his lovely project, why he is doing it and how much he is enjoying it.
Wellbeing Lead at Windmill House, Fran Annis, commented:
“All of us at Windmill House are so grateful for Henry’s and Becky’s generous and kind gesture. Henry is an excellent reader and we have all really enjoyed his bedtime stories. I cannot wait for him to visit the home and to meet our residents. We would love to personally thank Henry, and think it would be great to get ideas from him for the sensory and themed areas.”
Well done to Henry, whose kind gesture has brought so much joy to the residents at Windmill House.