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Biscuit boost for retirement residents

1 October 2020

Residents from a Telford retirement service were overwhelmed when they recently received a donation of dozens of boxes of biscuits, courtesy of their local Morrisons store.

The generous donation came about as a result of a partnership between staff at Lawley Bank Court, part of Sanctuary Retirement Living, and Maxine, the local community champion for Morrisons. Community champions work to build relationships between their stores and their local community, including donating food to community groups and fundraising for charity.

Morrisons' representative donate biscuits to residents and staff at Lawley Bank Court.Morrisons’ Community Champion Maxine Davis with Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant Joyce Goodfellow and residents Sylvia Russell and Eileen Keay

Lawley Bank Court offers accommodation with onsite communal facilities and onsite care and support for people aged over 55, and people with longer-term care needs. Many vulnerable residents had previously been shielding in their apartments, and with the social distancing restrictions continuing, the biscuits were kindly donated to every resident as a little pick-me-up.

This thoughtful gesture from Morrisons follows a previous donation of food parcels for residents and hot breakfast items for staff during the lockdown.

Joyce Goodfellow, part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion team at Lawley Bank Court, said: “It was a big surprise when Maxine from Morrisons turned up with a trolley full of biscuits for all the residents. They were so pleased with the lovely gift, it was a real mood boost for them, so we’d like to say a big thank you to Morrisons for thinking of us. Everyone loves a cuppa and a biscuit, so I’m sure they won’t last long!”

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