A four-year-old girl who missed visits from her Nana said, “It makes me sad I can’t see people I want to see. Maybe we can do something which makes them happy.”
Aware their local nursing homes were not receiving visits, they thought it would be nice for the children to draw pictures accompanied with a personalised message and a photo to the residents at Bethanie Fields, in Eaton. Some messages said ‘We hope you’re staying safe. We hope you can see your families again soon.’
Not long after, every child received a letter or drawing back from the residents. It was so special for the children opening and receiving the mail, putting a smile on everyone’s faces, and even gaining a new friend, ‘Viv’, from the retirement village.
Peta, Lead Educator, said “The children are always thinking of others and wanting them to feel special and loved, even if they don’t know them personally.”