Proving love is timeless and conquers all, the residents at Kingsley House Care Home in Tetbury had a lovely surprise when they received special gifts for Valentine’s Day, writes Kevin Painter.

Xam Macutay-Malloch, the care home manager said: “Before Valentine’s Day, I was contacted by the lovely Eloise Gordon who told me that Whatley Manor will be making cakes for our residents and staff for Valentine’s Day!

“It was very sweet and a nice thing to do.

“The cakes were delivered by Whatley Manor’s very own executive chef Niall Keating and we were all excited!

“One of our residents was very touched and wanted to give Niall a hug when he handed the cupcake which was so nicely wrapped with valentine touches.

“Unfortunately we cannot allow this but it was very sweet.

“I asked Eloise and Niall if they are delivering more cupcakes to other care homes but they told me it was only us at Kingsley House, so we felt very special after hearing this!

“Whatley Manor has been very generous to all of us at Kingsley House. During the first lockdown, they gifted 10 spa vouchers to our staff which was raffled amongst us!

“It was a nice treat and as a manager it felt really nice giving it away to show how I appreciate all their efforts throughout the pandemic.’’

Xam added her thanks: “To the live-in team of Whatley Manor, Niall, Sue, and Eloise who created such beautiful and scrumptious cupcakes and cookies we cannot thank you enough!

“You sure made our lockdown Valentine’s day so special!

“You sure made all of us very happy!”