Home‘s residents receive heart warming letters

Residents at Windsor Court care home on Sandbeck Way have been delighted to receive heart-warming letters from children at Bardsey Primary school.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 2:28 pm

Residents at Windsor Court care home on Sandbeck Way have been delighted to receive heart-warming letters from children at Bardsey Primary school.

The messages contain festive well wishes, drawings and paintings along with poems and pictures as part of the intergenerational ‘Hearts for Homes’ project.

The project focuses on building friendships across generations and to give the children insights into the lives of others living in their community.

Mary Porley, 87, who has lived at the Wetherby home for nearly two years, was particularly touched by her message.

Mary’s package also contained a keepsake heart with the message: ‘I hope you have a nice Christmas week; we are all hoping you are doing well. Merry Christmas, please remember to wear your mask if you need to go outside and I hope you get a vaccine soon’.

Mark Knight, Headteacher at Bardsey Primary school, said: “Our school welcomed the opportunity that ‘Hearts for Homes’ gave the pupils to spread a little happiness to the hearts of the residents at Windsor Court.”

She added: “It fitted in well with our current theme of ‘Generosity’ and we all enjoyed writing the Christmas messages.

“We see this as an opportunity to develop further links with our community which we will certainly look to continue in the New Year.”

Residents at Windsor Court were eager to return messages to the children, thanking them for their letters and wishing them a very Merry Christmas.

Lifestyle Manager, Kirsty Watson, said: “It has been absolutely brilliant to receive such beautiful letters and decorations.

“You can really tell how much time and thought the children have put into their notes and our residents were delighted to receive them.

“We are so pleased to be able to join in with our local community this Christmas and we really look forward to the day we can meet the students in person.”