Our team were delighted to receive heart-warming gifts of paper roses and cards from children at Marchwood Junior School, to say thank you to everyone at Oaklands for their hard work during the pandemic.
The gifts were created as part of Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection which was held on the 23rd of March, one year since the first COVID-19 lockdown.
Commenting on their gifts, Oaklands Rest Home Registered Manager, Nicola Ray, said; “Twelve months ago, our lives were turned upside down with the start of the pandemic. Our amazing team have worked so hard to keep our residents safe and it is lovely to see this recognised by the community. Everyone at Oaklands Rest Home would like to thank the children at Marchwood Junior School for taking the time to think of us. We have decorated the home with all their wonderful gifts which has put a smile on everyone’s faces. Thank you.”
Marchwood Junior School Headteacher, Mr Hoskins, added; “At MJS the feeling of being connected to our local community is really important. The children have loved making roses and writing postcards for the team at Oaklands. We hope they bring as much joy as they did making them.”
The team and residents here at Oaklands marked the National Day of Reflection with a variety of special activities for everyone to enjoy together, including an afternoon tea and planting a poignant rose in our garden. We’re looking forward to watching it grow and bloom.