Letters of hope spread joy Hansel
01 December, 2020
Youngsters in Symington, Ayrshire, have come to the aid of residents living at Hansel’s Broadmeadow Estate by putting pen to paper.
The residents, many of whom are elderly, are currently unable to receive family visitors due to the Covid-19 virus. However, staff member, Claire Kyle, put out a request on Facebook to ask if any local children with time on their hands would be willing to write to the residents or draw a picture to cheer them up.
The charity was overwhelmed by the response as children posted letters through Claire’s letterbox so she could safely take them into work.
Kay Bell, Service Manager for Hansel’s Small Group Living Service said, “It’s been amazing. We’ve had fantastic paintings and lovely letters of support, wishing everyone well and to stay safe.
“It’s not only been a boost to our residents but also to staff as well and has really raised some smiles amongst us.
“It’s challenging for people not to see their families, but staff have really been terrific. Residents, along with people who have been staying in our respite cabin, have also been busy decorating all the windows with cheery rainbows to spread some positivity. We’re all doing what we can to stay hopeful and well.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the very many individuals and businesses who have, and continue, to offer assistance. The thoughtfulness and kindness shown has really been amazing and demonstrates the depth of our community.”
Hansel is one of Ayrshire’s leading care organisations supporting people and their families living with a learning disability and those with autism.
Further information is available from www.hansel.org.uk