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Skelmersdale’s Good Samaritans

L-R, Dan Wilde, Daisy Wilde, Joanne Wilde and Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home, Sue King

A Skelmersdale mum and her two children volunteer their services at a local Care Home during the snowy weather.

After the snow forced closures at several Skelmersdale schools on Thursday 8th March, a kind-hearted Skelmersdale family volunteered their service to local Care Home, Stocks Hall Skelmersdale.

Joanne Wilde, Office Administrator at Westhead Lathom St James’ CE Primary School and her two children, Daisy, aged 7 and Dan, aged 13 who all live in Skelmersdale, approached the nearby Care Home to see if they could help in anyway.

Joanne says “We live nearby and I thought it would be a great opportunity for the young and old to come together. I thought it would be valuable experience for us all, providing the chance to spend time with people who typically have fascinating stories to tell about their long lives.  It’s been very special to see my children learning, having fun and finding friendship at the Home.”

The charitable trio helped out serving lunches and provided companionship and laughter throughout the afternoon to those living at the Home.

Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale says “I’d like to say a big thank you to Joanne and her wonderful children, Daisy and Dan, for offering this kind gesture to the Home.  They are inspirational, caring and kind people, we are so grateful.  This is community spirit at its best.”

Dan who attends Ormskirk High School says “We have made some lovely friends today and have learned about the use of memory boxes and reminiscing activities, a great History lesson.”

Daisy who attends Brookfield Park Primary School says “It was lovely to sit and have lunch with the Residents, we even enjoyed some yummy cheesecake for dessert, it was delicious.”

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