5 June 2019
Bilton Court care home thanks service workers
Bilton Court care home in Wellingborough have kindly treated firefighters, police officers, ambulance staff and nurses to a free breakfast to say thank you for their exceptional dedication and hard work in the community.
The 'blue-light breakfasts' where all emergency services personnel and healthcare professionals are treated to a free breakfast and cup of tea are held between 8AM - 10AM on the last Thursday of every month. A heartwarming gesture to ensure they have the good start to their busy day.
Carley Young (Deputy Manager) said: “We have had great success with the blue-light breakfasts and last week we had three local police officers, four Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and two district nurses attend. We have found it more difficult for the fire brigade and ambulance service to attend our breakfasts, so I decided to go the extra mile with my district manager, Nikki Ayliff, and deliver bacon and sausage rolls to the Wellingborough fire station and ambulance station.
This came as such a shock to our local emergency services and was greatly received by all.
We sat in the fire station having a cup of coffee and we were asked why we do this? The answer is simple. Our emergency services do a fantastic job and we cannot give them enough recognition. We want to say thank you.
It was a fantastic opportunity for myself and my district manager to engage with our local emergency services and let them know that the door is always open for them to pop-in to their local care home.
The police and PCSOs have been fantastic and regularly pop-in to say hello and have a cup of tea with our residents and they have got to know all the fantastic residents that live at Bilton Court.
We would love for this to be a great success each month and we hope that the numbers will grow.”