A Hertfordshire care home is inviting the local community to send in cards, letters or poems to its residents to mark World Kindness Day.
Foxholes Care Home in Hitchin issued the invitation to schools, businesses or anyone living in the Hitchin area for the global event on Friday, 13 November.
Neil Gandecha, estate manager at Foxholes Care Home, said: “Whether it’s a drawing, a poem, a letter, or even just sharing a few words of kindness, we’re inviting the community to give our residents something to smile about on World Kindness Day. Unfortunately, as much as we’d like to have residents spending time with friends and family at the home, the situation our country is currently in won’t allow us to, so it’s little initiatives like sending in cards that can have such a huge impact on someone’s day.
“Hitchin is a close community where everyone looks out for one another, so we’re sure at a time when people may feel disconnected due to social distancing and self-isolation, we can show we are still very much in this together.”
Foxholes’ residents have had to cope with very limited visiting from family and friends since March and are facing further difficult months ahead following the announcement of tougher national restrictions.
Anyone wishing to send a kindness card to Foxholes can do so by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, or sending them to Foxholes Care Home, Pirton Road, Hitchin, SG5 2EN, addressing ‘World Kindness Day’ on the envelope.
People are encouraged to share their designs on social media too, via Facebook (@foxholescare) and Instagram (foxholescarehome).