Wiltshire care home receives letter from the queen to lift lockdown spirits

17 July 2020

Residents at Trowbridge Oaks Bupa Care Home in Wiltshire were overjoyed when they received a letter from The Queen recently.

As lockdown put a halt to VE Day celebrations and residents were unable to see their families, staff at the home reached out to The Queen to help lift the spirits of the residents back up.

Unsure of whether there would be a response, both the staff and residents were incredibly surprised when they received a letter in return from The Queen wishing the home well and applauding them for keeping each other safe in this time. The letter read:

“Her Majesty thought it was kind of you to write to her, and was pleased to hear from you. The Queen can well understand how difficult the current situation is for you all, and feels for you in the sacrifices you are making to keep each other safe.”

“Although you were unable to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day as you had originally planned, Her Majesty hopes you were still able to mark this occasion together in some way.”

Alongside the letter, the residents also received a postcard of Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh, as a keepsake.

Speaking about the letter, Home Manager Anita Schulz said: “Everyone here was overjoyed when the letter arrived. We didn’t really expect a response, so to get such a kind and uplifting one was brilliant.”

“We’ve been doing our best to keep spirits up in lockdown. The Queen is held in such high regard here so it was the perfect thing to brighten our day.”

Trowbridge Oaks Bupa Care Home welcomes anyone in need of nursing or residential care. Residents are offered a full programme of regular and seasonal activities, as well as 24-hour access to highly trained medical and care staff.

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