Carers astounded by more community donations

24th April 2020

Staff across Care South’s care homes have been surprised by the generosity of their local communities in recent weeks.

Since the coronavirus lockdown, businesses and members of the public have been coming forward to make donations.

Thank you to: Morrisons Bideford, who donated 170 Easter eggs to Kenwith Castle / Morrisons Yeovil, who donated 70 Easter eggs to Beauchamp House near Taunton / St Mary’s Primary School Gillingham, who donated Easter eggs to Fern Brook Lodge / Waitrose & Partners Dorchester, who donated food to Maiden Castle House / TK Maxx Castlepoint, who donated food to Castle Dene in Bournemouth / Love Orchid, who donated flowers to Queensmead in Christchurch / and Val Winter, who runs craft sessions at Elizabeth House in Poole, who donated these wonderful handmade bookmarks as a thank you to staff.

Previous donations have included pizza and chocolate.

Care South Chief Executive Simon Bird said: “I would like to thank the businesses and communities local to Care South’s homes for all their support, generous donations and acts of kindness during these very difficult times. Their generosity and goodwill makes such a difference.

“Care South staff are working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our residents and service users, making sure that they are well cared for, well fed, hydrated and entertained in environments observing the very highest infection control measures, as always. They are also going above and beyond to help our residents stay in touch with their loved ones during the current lockdown.

“We think Care South staff are truly remarkable people and it’s heartening to see so many in the community do too. We’re currently sharing all the kind comments we’re receiving with our staff through our website, and would like to invite anyone who wants to express their thanks to visit”