Easter Bunny visits Radfield Home Care
A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny delivering gifts.
Registered care manager Gemma Bristow was taken aback to receive an email from carer Gillian checking that it was okay on Easter Sunday when visiting her regular clients to give them all an Easter Egg and spring flowers.
Gillian joined the Radfield care team in February this year, and according to Gemma goes above and beyond in every aspect of her role.
“I was overwhelmed with Gillian’s offer and generosity to give her clients these Easter gifts, as it was something she wanted to do and pay for herself,” says Gemma. “I hadn’t realised that she was also going to dress up as an Easter bunny with ‘bunny ears’, so when Gillian shared the photo with us, all set and ready to go with her gifts in the early hours of Sunday morning, we were all taken aback that she was going to such effort.”
And the visits from the bunny proved very popular.
“I visit 6 clients every Sunday, with the first of care call at 7.15 am,” recalls Gillian. “My first client is always in her nightie and dressing gown when I visit, ready to be helped to get dressed, but on Sunday, my client howled with laughter at the sight of me with my bunny ears, and delighted with her Easter treats".
“I also visited another regular client of mine who is in a wheelchair. He was so taken aback with my Easter gifts and bunny ears, the expression on his face, will stay with me forever! Another client commented that she had not received an Easter egg, since she was a child, bringing back lots of childhood memories that she went on to share with me.”