RESIDENTS at Ashbourne Court Care Home in Andover were delighted when pupils from St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School visited to bring some spring sunshine to their lives.

The children presented all the residents with bunches of daffodils and tulips and explained that they were taking part in the ‘Big Walk for Lent’ to raise money to help fight global poverty.

After enjoying a chat in the garden, the residents gave the children some sweets to help keep their energy levels up for the remainder of their sponsored walk.

Resident Lillian Piper said: “What a wonderful morning. The children were so polite and charming and gave me a bunch of beautiful flowers that I’ll put in my bedroom.”

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The care home’s Magic Moments Club coordinator, Sarah-Jane Grace, said: Our residents were absolutely thrilled to have the children visit and receive the flowers. There were big smiles on everyone’s faces for the rest of the day and Ashbourne Court Care Home is now bursting with beautiful blooms." 

Ashbourne Court Care Home is located in Salisbury Road, Andover, and provides residential, nursing, palliative, respite and dementia care.

The home is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).