Not-for-profit quality care for over 25 years

Caring in COVID: Launch of #LettersWithLove campaign

At the start of lockdown in 2020, Residents at Royal Star & Garter in Solihull and Surbiton asked children to send in letters now that schools have closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Letters with Love appeal also includes requests for cards and drawings from young people, with veterans saying it “brightens up our days”.

It comes after Royal Star & Garter began limiting visitors to its three Homes, pausing visits from outside entertainers and family members as part of its infection management protocol.

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

Letters with Love also coincides with National Intergenerational Week, running from 23-29 March, which is celebrating those moments and places where different age groups come together for shared benefit. Royal Star & Garter will also be sharing letters and artwork on social media, using the hashtag #LetterswithLove

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.”

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