Whittard donation helps our residents make time for tea
Tea and coffee retailer Whittard of Chelsea is helping to raise the spirits of our residents who are missing visits from family and friends.
The company, which also has its headquarters in Witney, has donated special packs of tea to all homes and ECH schemes to help the teams host afternoon tea treats for residents.
The gift from Whittard means that residents will get the chance to try a variety of different teas including classic blends such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey through to unique flavours like Mango & Bergamot green tea and Afternoon Tea.
Whittard have also provided homes with guides on how to make the perfect brew.
And they donated extra packs of tea and biscuits for carers to try when they get the opportunity to take a break too.
It is a well-known fact that tea has calming properties and that enjoying a cuppa can brighten anyone’s day.
Kerry Dearden thanked Whittard and said: “We are so grateful for this very generous gesture from Whittard of Chelsea. Teams in homes are working incredibly hard during very challenging times to ensure that residents are kept as engaged and busy as possible while visitor access is restricted.
"Special afternoon tea sessions are a perfect way of giving our residents something to look forward to, and a great reminder to enjoy small moments of pleasure."
Nathan Smith, CEO of Whittard of Chelsea, said of the donation: “It is our pleasure to support The Orders of St John Care Trust during this challenging time. Hopefully, some great tea and biscuits will help to raise the spirits of both the residents who are unable to see loved ones, and the staff who are doing such a fantastic job across the country.”