Care boss thanks ‘wonderful’ Eastbourne chocolate shop staff for donation

A domiciliary care boss has thanked the ‘wonderful’ staff from an Eastbourne chocolate shop after she donated individual gift parcels to more than 60 carers.

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 10:48 am
Trudie Carr with the chocolate gifts for care workers SUS-200429-102222001

Ulrica Delaney, director at Right at Home Eastbourne, said her key worker care staff received the gifts filled with ‘amazing goodies’ over the weekend (April 25 and 26) from Hotel Chocolat store manager Trudie Carr.

Ulrica said, “Our 60 plus home care workers in Eastbourne and Hailsham have been absolutely delighted to pick up individual gift parcels containing the most amazing goodies.

“It was such an amazing gift for a work force that has been sadly overlooked and taken for granted for too long. It is rare to receive this kind of appreciation for key workers from people outside the industry.

The individual gift parcels for Ulrica's team SUS-200429-102232001

“We have been carrying on through lockdown delivering outstanding care and support to the elderly and vulnerable clients in our community. I am humbled each day by the good spirits and utter professionalism of our team,

“Thank you Trudie for your kindness, it really meant the world to us.”

Trudie said Hotel Chocolat, a national chain, has allowed their workers to donate to key workers of their choice and that she picked Right at Home because her partner’s grandma is being looked after by Ulrica’s team.

She said, “Care workers do get over looked even though they do an amazing job. It’s a lovely thing to be able to do as a company, to choose to donate to things close to our hearts.

Emma Davis from Right at Home Eastbourne SUS-200429-102211001

“The reaction has been amazing. It’s lovely. Everywhere we have been people have said ‘wow, we are being thought about’.

“I’d just like to say a big thank you to all the key workers.”

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