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Residents “mug” Saltburn care home staff

BySam Schofield

May 10, 2020

CARE home staff in Saltburn have been “mugged” by their residents for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Residents at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, on Randolph Street, presented staff with gifts to show their appreciation for all their hard work.

Mugs filled with useful items and treats were given to each staff member with a poem of thanks.

One read: “Here’s something tasty in a mug / Think of it as a virtual hug / Remember that you’re doing great / I feel so lucky that you’re my mate.”

The goodies in each mug included coffee sachets, chocolate biscuits, pens, chocolate bars, lollypops, and a packets of tissues.

Sharon Lewis, activities coordinator at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, collected the items and mugs before putting them together with the help of resident Dot Paling.

Sharon said: “Our staff have been mugged by our residents for Mental Health Awareness Week.

“As the theme this year is kindness, we wanted to do something with the residents that showed all the staff how much we admire all the work they are doing.

“We made each member of staff a treat filled mug to say thank you for their amazing work during in these difficult times.

“We hoped it would put a smile on their faces, which it did, and that is all the reward I need. And Dot loved putting them together.”

Dot added: “It was a lovely thing to do for those who keep us safe and looked after.”