A RESIDENT and care assistant from a care home have been honoured with special awards for their ongoing kindness and generosity.

The team and residents at Basingfield Court Residential Care Home, in Old Basing came together to celebrate resident Kathleen Green and her charitable contribution to the home.

Kath, originally from Farnham, received one of Sanctuary Care’s - who run the home - monthly Kindness Awards following a surprise nomination.

Sanctuary Care celebrates acts of kindness from both staff and residents each month.

Kath, 100, collected all kinds of items, including handmade knit wear and even spare gifts from her recent milestone 100th birthday to sell at the home’s Christmas fayre in December, raising more than £500 for the home and her fellow residents.

The centenarian, who has now begun collecting for the home’s summer fete, said: “I was very touched to receive a Kindness Award and loved the flowers – I can’t wait to show my family.

“I have always organised jumble sales and local fetes, I like to think I have a good eye for what will sell.”

Care assistant Theresa Conner, who has worked at the Basingstoke home for five years was also honoured for going above and beyond, putting in extra hours creating a number of crafts and crackers to sell at the fayre.

Tracy Mercer, activities leader said: “Nominating Kath and Theresa was such an easy choice for me, they are both selfless in their actions – genuinely helping for the good of Basingfield Court.

“The home will really benefit from their hard work and commitmentActs of kindness like that should not go unnoticed.”