After the snow forced closures at several Skelmersdale schools on Thursday 8th March, a kind-hearted Skelmersdale family, volunteered their service to Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Care Home.
Joanne Wilde, Office Administrator at Westhead Lathom St James’ CE Primary School and her two children, Daisy, aged 7 and Dan, aged 13 who all live close to the Skelmersdale Care Home, approached Home Manager, Sue King, to see if they could help in anyway given the adverse weather conditions.
Joanne says “We live nearby and I thought it would be a great opportunity for the young and old to come together. I thought it would be valuable experience for us all, providing the chance to spend time with people who typically have fascinating stories to tell about their long lives.”
The charitable trio helped out, assisting Stocks Hall Care Staff in serving lunches and providing companionship, laughter and fun throughout the afternoon to those living at the Home.
Joanne continues, “It’s been very special to see my children learning, having fun and finding friendship in such a homely environment.”
Dan who attends Ormskirk High School says, “We have made some lovely friends today and have learned about the use of memory boxes and reminiscing activities, a great History lesson.”
Daisy who attends Brookfield Park Primary School says “It was lovely to sit and have lunch with the ladies and gentleman, we even enjoyed some yummy cheesecake for dessert – it was delicious.”
Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale says “I’d like to say a big thank you to Joanne and her wonderful children, Daisy and Dan, for offering this kind gesture to the Home. They are inspirational, caring and kind people, we are so grateful. This is community spirit at it’s best.”
Photograph from L-R, Dan Wilde, Daisy Wilde, Joanne Wilde and Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home, Sue King