Islanders living in Guernsey care homes will receive a free afternoon tea hamper, gifted from the States of Guernsey and sponsored by Guernsey Post, to enjoy this Liberation Day.
With support from The Guernsey Dairy, who are supplying dairy items, and The Guernsey Hamper Company, who are creating the Red Cross-style hampers, Guernsey Care Home residents will receive a traditional afternoon tea to enjoy while they commemorate and
celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey from occupying forces.
The Red Cross-style hamper will include traditional tea, scones, butter, cream, milk and jam. The hampers will be decorated to reflect the original Red Cross parcels, typical of those received during the war and will include postcards with messages from local school children.
Guernsey Post will deliver 50 tea boxes on Saturday, 8th May. The team will have a special postal delivery service that day.
Deputy Sue Aldwell of the Committee for Education Sport & Culture, said: “All Guernsey residents celebrate Liberation Day, but this year we wanted to make a gesture of kindness to our elderly residents living in Care Homes on the island. With restrictions last year and a different approach for Liberation Day events this year, we wanted to ensure that the older generation, some of whom can’t easily leave their homes, are involved in the Bailiwick celebrations.”
Dawn Gallienne, Head of Corporate Engagement at Guernsey Post said: “We are so pleased to be able to do our part this Liberation Day and take part in this initiative. We understand the importance of looking after our elderly generation, especially on such a poignant day in
history for them. We hope this gesture of kindness will put smiles on many faces next Sunday.”