Lynwood Care Centre welcomes special visitors
The team at Lynwood Care Centre had a very special visit on 23rd April from the Mayor of Windsor & Eton as well as a local hero.
Councillor Sayonara Luxton visited Lynwood Care Centre to thank Georgie Tindall, a member of the local community who has been collecting and delivering PPE, gifts and goodies to frontline NHS and care centre staff across East Berkshire.
Georgie has been putting a smile on the faces of our carers at Lynwood by regularly delivering PPE, gifts and cupcakes. What an incredible lady!
Georgie Tindall said: “Quite a few people have asked me why I started all this. The honest truth – I was having a bad day. When the schools closed, I had to make a difficult decision. I’m a single mum, I was 5 months into self-employment and my child has asthma so after speaking to my family, we decided my daughter would go and stay with my parents in Stratford-upon-Avon to keep her safe.
“I was feeling sorry for myself, so after seeing videos of nurses crying outside supermarkets, I decided to put that first post up about doing a food delivery to Frimley Park Hospital. The perfect distraction from the empty feeling I had being away from my child. I honestly thought at the time it would be one delivery, I never thought we would end up achieving so much as a community!”
Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben, which owns and runs Lynwood Care Centre, said: “We are truly astounded by the amazing support of our local community and would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Georgie for securing this much-needed PPE and much-welcomed treats in the form of cupcakes and gifts. We look forward to a time in the not too distant future when we can acknowledge and recognise this wonderful support properly and meet together at Lynwood to say thank you.”