Our staff and residents are delighted to have had the opportunity of nurturing the new ducklings at Brendoncare Knightwood.
Leeanne Broyd, Activities Coordinator at Brendoncare Knightwood, said of our new arrivals:
“It was fascinating to watch them being hatched and it’s amazing at how quickly they grow within a couple of days.
“The residents have had lots of fun and enjoyment from the ducklings and wanted to hold and cuddle them. The ducklings were all given individual names! It’s a real boost to the residents’ health and well-being, they love seeing new life and it’s such a delight seeing the smiles on their faces.
“It’s exciting to know that when they are big enough they will go back to their farm to roam freely.”
Some of the comments from residents at Brendoncare Knightwood were: Betty, “It’s amazing just how quickly they grow”; Kate, “It bought the outside world inside”; and Beryl, “It makes you realise just how amazing nature is”.
The eggs were kindly provided by Incredible Eggs in Kent.
Brendoncare Knightwood offers residential, respite, end of life care in its 20 bedroom care home. There are also 30 close-care apartments and seven bungalows on the same site for independent living. Care at home is available to these residents, should it be needed to help remain living independently.
Further details about Brendoncare Knightwood can be found on the charity’s website www.brendoncare.org.uk or by telephoning 02380 247 000.