Over 430 love-filled letters for care home residents as part of #LoveThroughTheLetterbox

Release Date: 24 July 2020

A huge thank you to young people and schools who together have created over 430 letters and drawings to bring joy to lots of the borough’s care home residents.

The #LoveThroughTheLettebox campaign asked young people to write letters for older residents in the borough as a way of letting them know that we are thinking of them during this difficult time.

Letters were first delivered to the Council for safety reasons. They will soon be delivered to several care homes throughout the borough. Many of the letters include the writer’s first name and school name so that the recipient can reply if they wish to.

Cllr Piers Allen, Chair of the Adult Social Services and Health Committee and the Health and Wellbeing Board, said:

“Our care home residents have been amongst the most affected people by the current crisis, so it’s wonderful to know that we have so many caring young people in the borough who were willing to help with the #LoveThroughTheLetterbox campaign. Thank you to all those who took part – now spread the love!”

Notes for editors

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Reference: P298/20

Updated: 30 July 2020