“We went out together and bought toys and sensory items, all from local shops to support our community. Melanie was so generous I still can’t quite believe it. I remember her saying ‘if I can’t help people in my local community then what am I running a business for’.”
Service manager Louise said she couldn’t believe the news when Anneka called her. She said: “I was over the moon when we found out about the donation – I was expected a few games but nothing like that. Anneka was in tears she was so happy, her reaction made my day.
“Going into lockdown in March was hard enough, but only last month families were beginning to visit in the garden again and we had things to look forward to. When we were told Worcestershire care homes would have to go into lockdown again it was a real blow to everyone. This donation was just the boost everyone needed. It has really got people motivated again.
“I can’t thank Melanie enough, it’s so lovely to know there are some truly generous kind-hearted people in this world.”
Melanie said: “Melton prides itself on having a caring culture and seeing people not disability first so, when I saw Anneka’s plea on Facebook I had to act. We sometimes forget just how many people this pandemic has significantly affected and it’s a testament to our local community in Malvern that when I acted and contacted other business owners; Jenny from Barnards Green Post Office and Pam from Heidi’s Treasure Trove, they wanted to help too.”