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Thank you Harry!

Harry has been busy tidying up the kitchen courtyard this week. Having just installed a door from the dining room onto the courtyard, we had planned to tidy up the courtyard in spring so residents can use it to relax and grow some plants and herbs. Harry decided it could not wait untill spring so spent a couple of afternoons cleaning the pavement and planting out bulbs in the tubs that Mandy had kindly donated.  Followed by a nice cup of tea of course. Our Christmas raffle raised some eighty pounds and it looks like we will buy a nice new bench for the residents to enjoy.

We all need a reason to get out of bed in the morning. For some, like Harry it is about being of service to those around him, and we are very fortunate for Harry to be such an active part of our community.

3 Responses to “Thank you Harry!”

  • Pam Downing:

    Thank you Peter and all staff
    I am Harry’s daughter (living in Reading). You have given Dad back his dignity and reason for being. He now knows he is useful again and contributing a worthwhile service to others. He has always needed to help others and latterly been unable to help anybody usefully because he could not remember the instructions they gave him! He was beginning to feel stupid all the time – but the worry and panic have left his face and he is now feeling as though he has a ‘Harry-shaped’ slot in his life!
    A peaceful and Happy New Year to you all! Bless you!
    Pam Downing

  • Thank you for your kind words Pam. We all look for meaning in our lives, and creating an environment where residents can find their meaning in turn gives meaning to our lives as carers.

  • Gill:

    here here!!!!!

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