Bringing joy to care home residents in lockdown

published on 24 Apr 2020

Thorndale Centre

Kind-hearted children who live at our Thorndale Family Centre in Belfast have been putting smiles on the faces of residents at a neighbouring care home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Realising that the residents nearby Bruce House care home hadn’t seen their loved ones since the lockdown began, the children wanted to do something to cheer them up.

And so they made colourful posters and cards for all the residents which were delivered to Bruce House during the Clap for Carers.

“Bruce House are our neighbours and as the virus hit, we realised just walking past they weren’t getting any visitors. We wanted to do something to show our support and all the children made cards and posters for all the residents” said Beth Maddern who is the chaplain at the Thorndale Family Centre.

“We delivered them last Thursday during the Clap for Carers and it was really nice and everyone at Bruce House really appreciated it. When I came into work on Friday morning, they had sent up a lovely thank you card and sweets for the children.

“We are very conscious that Bruce House, like so many care homes are going through tough times during the lockdown.  It must be really hard for residents and their families not being able to see each other but I am glad we could do a little something to cheer everyone up.”


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