Following the success of the Christmas card project for residents of Lowgate and Haydon View Care Homes at Christmas, QEHS students got involved with the Covid-19 Community Care Group to spread some cheer to the residents at Easter.
Students made cards, decorations and presents which were put with donations of Easter eggs from TESCO and CO-OP to create Easter hampers. On Good Friday, volunteers delivered over 60 hampers to the two homes, which were very gratefully received by the residents.
Joanne Hodgson Flaman from Haydon View Care Home said:
“We were all so impressed with the efforts from all of the children, who had obviously spent so much time on the beautiful cards and decorations and making sure each resident’s hamper was catered to their individual likes and interests. It is overwhelming how kind and caring the people in our community are.”
Kim Miller from Lowgate Care Home said:
“The residents of Lowgate would like to say a huge thank you to all the children, and everyone else, who participated in the Easter boxes. Everyone was overwhelmed at the kind gesture; each box was tailor-made to suit each person’s personality and decorated beautifully: the artwork and lovely words in the cards were wonderful. There were so many smiley faces, whether it was the lady who loves dark chocolate and received a very large Bourneville egg amongst her gifts or Alan, our avid Sunderland supporter, who received a beautiful box of goodies decorated in red and white. The poignant poems were read out at our Easter church service. The thoughtfulness, creative effort and wonderful gifts made so many people very happy.
Love from all who call Lowgate home.”
We would like to thank everyone who was involved and made this a special Easter for the care home residents. Many members of both homes are missing the interaction and visits from grandchildren and local schools, so knowing they were being thought of brought them a lot of joy.