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Brownies and Guides spread positivity with letters to seniors

Home Instead Senior Care, a care company which provides care to clients in their own homes across Chester and the surrounding areas, joined forces with 3rd and 4th Ellesmere Port Brownies and 4th Ellesmere Port Guides to launch a letter writing campaign.

In a mission to help the elderly feel more connected and loved during the current pandemic, and to spread a little happiness and positivity in the community, the campaign involved the children drawing pictures and writing letters to Home Instead clients who may be living alone and feel particularly isolated at this time.

Everyone who received the letters were over the moon. Muriel, one of Home Instead’s wonderful clients, was delighted to receive a letter from eight-year-old Phoebe. In reply, 92-year-old Muriel wrote a letter back to Phoebe, reminiscing about her time as a Brownie and a Guide over 80 years ago. She fondly remembers working towards gaining her Girlguiding badges.

Chris Broadbent, co-owner of Home Instead Chester, commented on the initiative: “We recognise that our elderly clients have been missing out on seeing family, friends, and grandchildren, which is why we launched the letter writing campaign. We want to let our clients know that the wider community is thinking about them, and are we.”

Unit leader of 4th Ellesmere Port Guides, Emma Doran, said: “The letter writing was a lovely opportunity for the Brownies and Guides to connect with the elderly in a very different way.”

Chris added: “We’d like to say a big thank the Brownies and Guides for spending their time creating letters and drawings to send to our clients throughout Chester and Ellesmere Port; everyone loved taking part."

To find out more about Home Instead Senior Care Chester and the services they offer, please call 01244 851744 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/chester.

Pictured -  Home Instead Senior Care Chester’s client, 92-year-old Muriel, with her handwritten letter from eight-year-old Phoebe.

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