Skopes Banner

Wait A Minute, Mr Postman!

By November 12, 2019 Manchester Community News
Hand writing various postcards

Heathlands Village residents have joined a new pen pal scheme organised by small UK-based business Greyling Post.

Heathlands Village residents are channelling their inner Ernest Hemmingway, thanks to a unique initiative from UK greeting-card company, Greyling Post. Five residents living at the Prestwich care home have begun writing to newly-introduced pen pals, through a scheme described by staff as “heart-warming”.

Moorview House tenant writing a postcard as part of the Greyling Post scheme

Syd Ellman writing to a pen pal

Lucy Edwards, The Fed’s trusts, foundations and bids fundraiser, explains: “I came across Greyling Post when I was actually looking for birthday cards to buy! They are a small company who have come up with a wonderful way of alleviating loneliness and boredom.

Every time they sell a pack of cards, they put one pack aside. After 20 packs have been saved, they are parcelled up and sent to care homes across the UK.
We received a huge box full of cards – what a kind thing to do, and a small gesture that means the world to others.”

Sydney Ellman, a Moorview House tenant, is one member of the group who has begun writing cards: “It’s nice to have someone to send a card to,” he said, “and I’ll be happy to get one back.”

Jennifer Berger, activity centre deputy manager, agreed: “We got in contact with Broughton House, who gave us the names of four gentlemen who had expressed interest in receiving mail from our residents. Once it gets off the ground, I would like to extend this project and get residents writing to care homes far and wide – receiving a lovely handwritten letter can really brighten up someone’s day.”

Mia Hague, director of Greyling Post, said, “The scheme is a thoughtful way of making a difference – and if any other care homes would appreciate some cards, please drop us an email at greylingpost@gmail.com.”

Keep an eye out for more Manchester content – we update the website regularly!

Recent Posts

Interviews-Manchester

Interview | Murray Patt, Founder of Alexander Knight & Co. Accountants

As part of our ongoing JLife in the Community interview series, JLife editor Elliot Landy sits down with Murray Patt, Founder of Alexander Knight & Co. Accountants.   JLife meets with accountant-to-entrepreneur Murray Patt, founder of Alexander Knight & Co.…
Features-Manchester

PMB Car Service Centre – Motoring Partner of JLife Magazine

PMB Car Service Centre is JLife’s motoring partner, and 5 star service centre based in Whitefield.  With strong community links for over 20 years including sponsorship at Whitefield Golf Club, the company is well known to JLife readers and enjoys…
Interviews-Manchester
Interview | Gareth Kreike, Longden & Cook Real Estate Owner and Director
Interviews-Manchester
Interview | Kevin Winch, Home Instead Bury Franchise Owner
Features-Manchester
Some important contacts for the Manchester Jewish community during the COVID-19 outbreak…
Features-Leeds
Putting Down Roots