Our much-cherished residents here at Alderwood have received so many letters and gifts from local children and relatives alike to let them know that, even though they are apart, they are not alone. It has brought so much joy to us to receive these messages of love and support.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and local businesses who have gifted us many wonderful surprises from goody bags, to inspirational banners and beautiful handmade rainbow glass hearts, for our residents and team to enjoy. Not forgetting the gorgeous plants and flowers from the British Garden Centre in Stanway and Dilly’s Florist in Colchester and Indian takeaways from our local restaurant, plus hand sanitisers and gloves from Thomas Lord Audley school. We even received an Echo Dot Smart Speaker from our friend, Fay, while family member Carole knitted some adorable teddy bears with personalised messages for everyone!
It has been these gestures, from local friends and companies alike, as well as letters of encouragement, that have truly touched us; the effort the community has gone to, to stay connected and let our residents know they are still a much-loved part of this neighbourhood, has strengthened our bond even tighter than ever.