Covid carers treated to afternoon tea
THOSE who have been isolating or caring for others during the lockdown were treated to a slap-up afternoon tea to show how much they are “loved and cared for”.
Opening Doors Project teamed up with the Salvation Army on Cavendish Drive to lay on a premium quality spread of sandwiches and cakes for members of the local community who had been hard affected during the pandemic.
Opening Doors provided the food, while the Salvation Army organised the invitations and provided the venue. Also, Kat Samuel, who leads the children’s choir at the church, entertained the gathering with a medley of popular songs.
Jeanette Griffiths, Walton Salvation Army Community Centre Programme Coordinator, said: “Over the past year we have supported so many people who have had very difficult days and months for various reasons.
“Some have been shielding and isolating, others have been recovering from Covid or other illnesses. Some of the attendees have lost loved ones or been carers for vulnerable relatives.
“So, partnering with The Opening Door Project was perfect so we could remind these people that they are loved and cared for and worth spoiling with a full afternoon tea.
“A lovely blessed afternoon for all concerned.”
This blog story appeared in August issue of Walton Herald.