King’s Ely pupil’s cheese jokes make Norfolk care home residents smile!

February 19, 2021

A caring King’s Ely pupil has come up with a brie-lliant idea to help spread positivity in her local community.

Willow, who is in Year 3 at King’s Ely Junior, decided she wanted to do something to bring cheer to residents at Terrington Lodge Care Home in Norfolk, which is near where she lives.

Willow received a cheese advent calendar for Christmas instead of the usual chocolate one and thought what better way to make the residents smile than by writing letters to them along with some really grate (!) cheese jokes.

In her letter to one resident, Willow wrote: “I wanted to do something nice for people who might not be able to get out and about so easily at the moment, and to try and make them laugh. I love cheese jokes and I hope you like yours! As you can see, you can tear your joke off and share it with others where you live so you can all make each other laugh. I will not brie-lieve it if you don’t smile at these jokes! I wish you all a happy cheese-tastic time this week.”

Willow enjoyed delivering her letters and jokes to the care home so much that she is planning to hand-write and deliver (socially distanced of course) different themed jokes to the residents each week until lockdown eases.

Victoria Harrison, Deputy Home Manager at Terrington Lodge, said: “The residents here very much enjoyed hearing Willow’s cheese jokes! It was a lovely gesture by Willow, which both the staff and residents found very thoughtful.”