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Heart-warming messages displayed on window of care home

PUBLISHED: 13:12 17 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:55 17 April 2020

High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven

High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven

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Family members and the public have been leaving heartfelt messages of encouragement on the window of a Norfolk care home to cheer up residents and staff.

High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High HavenHigh Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven

High Haven care home in Downham Market set up a two-way message window asking the community to write a message on a paper heart when passing by.

Staff came up with the idea in response to residents missing visitors as a result of social distancing measures and have said they are overwhelmed by the reaction.

Allison Webster, activities co-ordinator, said: “After posting it on sale sites we were inundated with comments.

“People offered pictures their children had drawn and to write letters.”

Imogen and Violet Bunten were the first to add their heart messages to the care home window. Picture: High HavenImogen and Violet Bunten were the first to add their heart messages to the care home window. Picture: High Haven

MORE: 10-year-old ‘chatter box’ holds sponsored silence for NHSShe said residents look at the display every morning.

She added: “Ken Evans (care home resident) sat by the window yesterday as a mum and daughter left a message. He had a big smile and said ‘Isn’t it lovely?”

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High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High HavenHigh Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven

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High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High HavenHigh Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven

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High Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High HavenHigh Haven in Downham Market have set up a two-way message window for people to leave messages for residents at the care home. Picture: High Haven


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