Keeping busy

18th September 2020 | posted in News

Residents at our Great Western Court sheltered housing scheme in Hereford kept themselves busy during the Covid-19 lock-down.

The Three Degrees (three of our residents) exercised on the lawn each day, and green-fingered Mr Yardley created a new natural garden area under the old shrubs at entrance to the scheme by splitting and transplanting flowers from some of the established beds and upgrading a shrubbery at the rear of the scheme; 

Mr Edwards put out chairs all around the gardens every day to allow for social distancing safely which was a huge help given the gardens were so much in the lovely weather over spring and summer, and he also took them back in at the end of the day!

Mrs Baxter kept creative with sewing and craft work and Mr Emery helped so many people by getting their shopping

Mr Farr turned 100 during lock-down so we sent him a hamper and his friends from The Salvation Army came and sang on the lawn. He is also a dab hand at the trumpet so on VE Day he played We'll Meet Again for everyone. 

The Salvation Army also kindly provided treats and groceries courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket for residents and Lord Scudamore Infants School sent handmade cards and messages to each of the residents which were gratefully received. Thank you etters were sent back to the children rfom residents, ogether with a big selection of sweets for the children to enjoy

And Bake and Create, a local firm, provided picnic bags to allow everyone the opportunity to have a socially distanced picnic when shielding ended in August.

There's always been a great sense of community spirit in our little part of Hereford and it was never more evident over the last six months.

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