CHILDREN in East Lancashire are sending cheerful drawings and letters to residents in care homes.

The Pendle Brook home in Oswaldtwistle has been sent dozens of creative and colourful pieces to cheer up residents unable to see friends and loved-ones during the coronavirus outbreak.

Two-year-old Finley and his family made drawings with messages for each resident, while six-year-old Scott wrote a letter about his “bossy boots” sister.

Lin Spencer, area manager for Pendle Brook, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support that the local community is extending to us.

“We feel privileged to be part of the Hyndburn community and have done since Pendle Brook opened in July 2019.

“We have had local artists singing songs for the residents via Facebook and local families have been drawing pictures for all of the residents to keep their spirits up through this very difficult time.

“We would like to say a huge thank you for your continued support and we look forward to thanking each and every one of you in person, when it is safe to do so.

“Please keep up with the well wishes. The residents love receiving the pictures and the letters. It brings a smile to every face.

“Whilst you are undertaking your daily exercise please give us all a wave.

“You will notice our windows are now donned with rainbows and daffodils. The residents will be waiting with a wave and a smile”.

Care homes began to restrict visits by loved-ones last month as the scale of the pandemic became clear and the government advised against all non-essential activity.