Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Rhianna chooses Charlotte Straker residents for her “well-being” bags

By 6th July, 2020 News Comments Off

Rhianna Mills, a 13 year old from Corbridge, applied for a “Caring through Crisis” grant from Foresters Financial for well-being bags for older people who are living on their own during the Covid19 crisis.

Rhianna was successful in her bid and was awarded a grant for £240. She decided to choose individuals in the supported bungalows at the Charlotte Straker Project as well in the RE-engage charity.

Each bag was carefully packed with a card from Rhianna plus lots of goodies including fresh fruit, luxury biscuits and teabags, a magazine, a pot plant, chocolates, cake and toiletries.

Our Registered Manager, Marilyn Hunter, distributed the bags to each chosen recipient in the Charlotte Straker Project.

Marilyn said, “This was a really thoughtful gesture and the ladies that received the “well-being” bags were absolutely delighted by Rhianna’s idea. Life has been monotonous and even a bit lonely under lockdown and it was lovely seeing their faces light up when they received the gifts. Rhianna has made a difference to each of these elderly ladies, and we want to thank her for applying for the grant and choosing the Charlotte Straker Project.”

Rhianna added, “I just wanted to do something to help the local community, and I loved the fact that everyone was so happy with the gifts and it made them smile. It was great to do, and I loved buying all the different items and writing the cards and packing each bag.”

Marilyn Hunter giving a well being bag to Jean Carr, one of the residents at our supported bunglows.

Rhianna with all her packed “well-being” bags!