DONATIONS have flooded in to a Kirkless care home after a staff member’s daughter put out an appeal to her community.
Angie Lloyd, a domestic worker at Aden Lodge Care Home, in Clayton West, was getting sore hands from all the handwashing under precautions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She told her daughter Jess Lloyd, who lives in neighbouring town Ossett, who then decided to write an appeal for donations of hand moisturiser for all the staff at the home on Facebook group “You know you have lived in Ossett when…”.
She put a donations box outside her gate and it was quickly flooded with a wide variety of items – from toiletries to treats for staff and residents.
Alongside the moisturiser, they received perfume, shampoo, foot care items, biscuits, sweets, crisps, soup, face masks, disposable gloves, books and slippers, to name a few.
Jess then delivered them to the home with her partner Gaz Copp, children Mia and Oscar, and her mother Angie.
Angie said: “Jess posted that she would put a donation box outside her gate and that people could drop off any items there.
“The local community members just started donating the things they thought would help staff and residents or things they thought would be a treat to the people living and working at the home.
“We can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve given.”
Kim Hardy, home manager at Aden Lodge Care Home, said: “The items have been distributed among the residents and staff. We have never been so overwhelmed with kindness. It made me cry.
“I have joined the Facebook group so I can thank them all from the bottom of my heart.
“Everyone and I at Aden Lodge are so grateful and this is all down to our wonderful domestic worker Angie, her family and the Ossett community.”