21st Sep, 2020

Redditch sisters pen letters of kindness to care home residents during pandemic

Editorial Correspondent 10th Sep, 2020 Updated: 10th Sep, 2020

TWO kind-hearted sisters from Redditch have been penning letters of kindness to care home residents during the pandemic.

Bethany, aged 15, and Lily Platt, 13, approached Barchester care home in Solihull during the lockdown as they wanted to spread joy to those who were isolating.

Residents have been exchanging correspondence with the two teenage girls as part of the national Letters of Kindness scheme.

“We wanted to make a difference and be able to look back at this time and be able to say that we helped,” said Bethany.

Both girls wrote letters telling residents about themselves and what they were up to while schools were shut.

And they have continued to send letters even after returning to the classroom.

Residents have been delighted to read all about the sisters lives and have penned replies about their own unique views of the world.

On Friendship Day the residents made bracelets for the girls with their names embedded in the beads.

Bethany added: “It was such a lovely surprise and we haven’t taken them off since.”

In return the girls made resident Doreen Taylor, 91, a bookmark as she is an avid reader.

The residents are now looking forward to the time when they can invite Bethany and Lily into the home to meet everyone in person and cement their friendships.

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