RESIDENTS at our sheltered scheme, Glovershotts, have received thank you letters from soldiers serving on the front line after sending them care packages.
Organised by Glovershotts resident Mo Ivemey and her friends, nearly 200 care packages - which are full of puzzle books, magazines, sweets, biscuits, cakes, socks and soaps - have been sent to Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan, since the beginning of the year.
The residents, who all donate funds or an item when shopping, have also sent Christmas aid parcels with personalised messages to the soldiers in Afghanistan.
Since the beginning of the year the residents have sent the parcels to soldiers serving in The Royal Anglian Regiment, The Royal Regiment of Artillery, The Welsh Guards and The Mercian Regiment.
In 2008, Mo and her friend Daphne Leader, whose husband had served as a Military Policeman in the Royal Air Force for 20 years, began sending aid parcels to soldiers when they were residents at sheltered scheme, Napier Court.
Having visited Daphne – who was in a hospice at the time – Mo promised her friend that she would continue sending the care packages to the troops.
Mo, who undertakes the task of buying the items on behalf of Glovershotts residents, said: “Originally Daphne and I started sending the parcels to our troops five years ago when we were residents together at Napier Court. I made a promise to Daphne that I would carry on sending the parcels out in her memory but I could not do it without the help of all the other residents.
“I love receiving the letters and we get lots back from both men and women serving on the front line, they are all really grateful for everything that we send them.”
Published 10th December 2013