Amazing generosity and kindness

The coronavirus crisis is bringing out the best in people.

That’s the view of Trudy Bower, manager of Fletcher House care home in Glastonbury Road, Wells.

“During this very difficult period we are so grateful to have been supported with such amazing generosity and kindness,” said Trudy.

“The local supermarkets have been wonderful, making gifts of flowers, Easter eggs and regular trolleys full of essential supplies and treats for our residents.

“Wells Coronavirus Network kindly donated two tablets for our residents to help them keep in touch with their families through Skype.“ 

Like other care homes Fletcher House have had to stop visits from family and friends.

“We have received gifts of beautiful hand-made aprons from a group of ladies across the road from Fletcher House,” said Trudy. “The WI made scrub bags for us, and other gifts from groups have included scrub hats, face shields and face masks.

“The Swan Hotel gave our residents and staff Easter eggs. Daniel’s Kitchen surprised the staff with bacon sandwiches, the list could go on and on.

“I feel the community have really pulled together and there is a real sense of community spirit which I feel has brought everyone closer.”