This year we decided to show our appreciation for all the amazing individuals and organisations who have supported us throughout 2020 in a fun, creative Christmas project. Residents with help from the care team painted 100 rainbow Christmas decorations and sent them out to the local community. Each contained a personalised thank you message.
Resident Norma (91) said: “We enjoyed painting the rainbows and it was a nice chance to give thanks to all the heroes in our community that have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and have kept going even when the times were tough.”
One recipient of a rainbow was landscape gardener, James Elliott. James has worked tirelessly to keep our gardens looking good, even in terrible weather. He said: “Thank you so much, I will hang it on my tree at the very top.”
Rainbows were also sent to our local postman who has brightened our days throughout lockdown, always helpful and with a smile on his face. Other recipients included David Rogers, son of resident Gina, who organised a visit from an ice cream van, as well as residents from the block of flats opposite Water Mill House, who sent numerous kind gifts.
Home manager, Victoria Forsythe said: “We were overwhelmed by the kindness shown by our community during this challenging year. So, it’s been a real labour of love for our residents and team to give back to all of those who have supported us so wonderfully.”