King’s Ely Junior pupils send Postcards of Kindness to care home residents

November 21, 2019

Kind hearted King’s Ely students have been putting pen to paper to help bring cheer to elderly people living in residential and care homes.

Year 7 and 8 pupils at King’s Ely Junior have been supporting the wonderful ‘Postcards of Kindness’ initiative, spearheaded by national care home provider, Your Health Group. The campaign was launched in 2018 and has grown rapidly to the point that more than 1,200 residential and care homes are now involved.

Speaking about the campaign, the charity said: “We want to combat loneliness and isolation across the country and remind our residents that there is always somebody thinking of them, regardless of where in the world the postcards have come from.”

King’s Ely Junior pupils have loved writing and sending their postcards and have been delighted to receive some back!

Lorraine Oldham, Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Co-ordinator at King’s Ely Junior, has been working with the students on the project. She said: “Our pupils have thrown themselves into this wonderful project, writing and illustrating not only postcards but also birthday cards for residents. They were so surprised and delighted to receive replies from one residential home in Norfolk.”

To find out how you can support the Postcards of Kindness project, search for ‘Postcards of Kindness’ on Facebook.

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