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Gift a geranium to say thank you to our care homes, asks Mayor

The Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow has invited residents to ‘gift a geranium’ to care homes across the borough.

Published: Wednesday, 17th June 2020

Mayor of Hounslow at Atfield House Care home

Part of an initiative developed by City University based care homes support charity myhomelife.org.uk, it’s hoped the colourful flowers will help acknowledge the hard work of care home staff over the last few months in their response to coronavirus.

Sixteen care homes in the borough have welcomed the offer of the plant donations. Residents are invited to show their support by leaving a geranium on their doorsteps.

Details of the care homes are listed on the Council’s website by visiting www.hounslow.gov.uk/care-home-gift

Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki, said: “I know that I and the residents of the borough are both impressed and feel humbled by the hard work and dedication of our care home staff.

“They have been part of the unsung front line in the battle against coronavirus, often putting themselves at risk, and they are continuing to do so much to keep some of our most vulnerable residents safe.

“We owe these carers, cooks and cleaners a huge debt of gratitude and I hope these plants, in some small way, will help show how much we appreciate their efforts.”

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