RESIDENTS at brighterkind’s Westbury Court Care Home have been overwhelmed to receive lovely letters, cards and pictures as part of the home’s Postcard Pals initiative.

The Station Road care home has asked people in the local community to become a Postcard Pal to keep residents connected and cheery during the coronavirus crisis while they are unable to host visits from friends and relatives.

They have sent in drawings, letters and cards so the care team can share them with everyone who lives there and bring a smile to their faces.

As well as 54 cards from the foundation students at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh, the home has received letters from school children with some wonderful drawings and messages.

Young Postcard Pal Amelia wrote: “To the residents of Westbury Court. I am sorry you can’t have anybody to visit you but I will try and do something every week to cheer you up. I am always with you in your heart.”

The home’s Magic Moments Club co-ordinator Suzanne Holmes said: “We’ve been so happy to receive so many letters; our residents absolutely love them and the lovely messages have brought tears to our eyes.

“Our residents would be delighted to hear from anyone who has a moment to spare to send in their news.

"It could be a drawing or little message, something about your hobby, interest, favourite food, pets, animals, travels – almost anything goes.

"Your cards and creative work will be shared with all our residents. Thank you in advance for any postcards of happiness sent into our home, they really do bring us all such joy!”