Veterans call for kids to post them pictures - 'It would brighten our day' - The Solihull Observer

Veterans call for kids to post them pictures - 'It would brighten our day'

Solihull Editorial 27th Mar, 2020   0

KIDS stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic can send letters and pictures to veterans in Solihull, who are unable to see visitors.

Elderly residents at Royal Star & Garter in Solihull have asked children to send them letters now that old and young alike are stuck at home.

Their ‘Letters with Love’ appeal requests for cards and drawings from young people.

The veterans say receiving the post “brightens up our days.”

Royal Star & Garter had to limit visits to care homes, pausing visits from outside entertainers and family members as part of its infection management protocol.

The charity provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Residents say they love receiving handwritten letters, cards and drawings.

One said: “It means so much when we receive letters from children. And some of the drawings they send are so good. It’s lovely to know what they’re getting up to and that they’re thinking of us oldies! They really brighten up our days.”

One suggestion is for pupils to send in drawings of rainbows. This follows a national campaign which has seen creative and elaborate drawings of rainbows placed in windows up and down the country, to help spread hope amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Letters, cards and drawings can be uploaded directly to, emailed to [email protected] or posted to Cheryl Harbourne, Royal Star & Garter, Tudor Coppice Solihull, B91 3DE.

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