A Postcard of Kindness to Kensington Palace
A group of people supported at Fernleigh have been meeting every Tuesday morning on Zoom and throughout lockdown began taking part in the Postcards of Kindness project that many of our services have been involved in over the last year.
The Postcards of Kindness is a pen pal scheme, in which people draw, paint, write or digitally create and send it to people all over the country who may be lonely, to improve their wellbeing and form new friendships.
One day, the group were in discussion about creating a postcard and sending it to someone famous, in the hope that they would see their creative postcard and kind message. Together, everyone decided to send a postcard to the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate. The group thought they would like to receive one and so made a beautiful postcard and attached a letter to it. They worked together to find the correct address for Prince William and Kate, and posted it off to them.
As time went by they began to wonder if they received the postcard and if they would reply. Then, out of the blue, a letter from Kensington Palace arrived. Upon receiving this reply, the group were so happy and felt incredibly proud of their letter. “To say they are delighted with this reply is an enormous understatement. They continue to create and write postcards of kindness to homes around the UK and famous people and they have over 40 replies in total!” Wendy Baldwin, Activity Facilitator
Since then, the group have now sent a postcard to Boris Johnson and are eagerly waiting to see if he, or a member of staff replies.
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