The staff members at Living Choice Woodcroft have excelled at making the residents there feel pampered and special during the COVID-19 “semi-lockdown”. Their latest gesture was a touching tribute to Mother’s Day and really helped to lift the spirits of all those who could not celebrate the special day with their loved ones.

Dozens of beautiful Chrysanthemums were grown by a kind-hearted resident (who wishes to remain anonymous) and made into mini-bouquets by the staff members. Members of the Social Club also donated chocolates and cards and together they set off to knock on the doors of every female resident in the village. “It was a monumental task, taking three hours to deliver the 184 bouquets of flowers,” said village manager, Gail Pounsett. “We received lots of wonderful comments, such as “You have made our day”; “This would not happen in any other village”; “We are so happy that we live in this village”; “You make us feel so special” and my favourite, “We have loved the lockdown because you all treat us so beautifully”.

Later, resident Claire Chittleborough delivered a card to the staff, thanking them for the flowers and making everyone feel so special. “We are all feeling very warm and fuzzy that they are expressing how wonderful they are feeling,” said Gail.

Take a bow, Gail, Katherine Stacey, Nathaniel Johnston, Stuart Sharplin, Mel Seery, Brooke Harkins, Katerina Rowlinson and the members of the Social Club for bringing so much joy to the residents at Living Choice Woodcroft.