CUSTOMERS of Helping Hands Home Care in Solihull enjoyed a happy Easter after a £150 donation from a local school was used to buy them seasonal gifts.
Saint Anne’s Catholic School gave £150 to the Solihull branch at Christmas after their children donated £1 for Christmas Jumper Day.
The children decided they wanted to donate to Helping Hands Solihull, but as it was too late to purchase anything for Christmas, the branch saved the money and used it to purchase Easter gifts for their customers and carers.
Solihull manager, Denny Bruce, knows the importance of recognising her team’s efforts as frontline workers during the pandemic, and supporting customers in a time where many of them have been separated from loved ones.
She said: “We wanted our customers to feel special this Easter with a little chocolate treat and a slice of cake to have with a cup of tea, lockdown has been really hard for our customers as some have no family, or they have not been able to see family.”
Helping Hands Solihull currently supports 95 customers in the area and employs 40 local carers.