like mother, like daughter certainly rings true at Heron Lodge in Wroxham.
home’s wellbeing coordinator Karen Spinks is renowned for keeping residents
happily occupied with creative craft activities.
daughter Lily-Mai, 15, has followed in her footsteps by making personalised,
embroidered handkerchiefs for everyone at the Kingsley Healthcare-run home in
was inspired by the Aylsham High School year 10 student wanting to do something
creative and meaningful to pass the time during the Coronavirus lockdown.
said: “We ordered some blank handkerchiefs and I gave Lily-Mai some meaningful
ideas to personalise them for each resident.
for years in a sweet shop, so a sweet on hers, Doreen loved her schnauzer so an
outline of one on hers, Margaret has a deep love of birds so had a robin, Peggy
was a Girl Guide for many years so had the logo, Mavis worked with politicians,
so there was a Big Ben, Farideh loves cakes, Lily quite obviously had a lily.”
of Hevingham, said she was proud of her daughter’s creative efforts, adding
that the residents had been “bowled over by the kindness, thought and craft
that has gone into making them”.
young leader with 1st Buxton Lamas Sea Scouts, said: “Because the residents
were not getting visitors and as many gifts from home, I wanted to do something
special for them.
embroidering all of my plain T-shirts I needed a new project. I asked Mum for
an idea and she mentioned some of the ladies at Heron Lodge use hankies. We
decided to stitch names on them so they can be returned after they are washed
but I also wanted to add a more personal touch and Mum suggested ideas for
pictures from knowing her residents so well.”
said: “Seeing the joy she has given the residents at this difficult time with
such a sweet personal gift is amazing.
“We have always been
creative at home, Lily-Mai has always had an eye for detail and loved all
things craft from a very early age.”