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Children's pictures are brightening up Cameron Court, Forres and cheering up the residents


By Garry McCartney

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Lynsey Milton (back centre) with residents Margaret McDonald, Julie Watson and David Cameron.
Lynsey Milton (back centre) with residents Margaret McDonald, Julie Watson and David Cameron.

CHILDREN have been sending pictures to a sheltered accommodation complex to cheer up the residents during the coronavirus lockdown.

And staff worker, Lynsey Milton, confirmed her colleagues have been as impressed as the residents by the talent now pinned to the walls throughout Cameron Court.

She said: "We are very grateful for all these lovely pictures.

"I put up a post online appealing to any little ones who may have liked to draw some pictures for our tenants. We have had pictures arriving most days from local children since!

"We've placed them in our corridors as the tenants have social distancing morning walks so they can see them whilst out doing their exercise. They stop and admire the artwork - it has really cheered them up!

"They like all the pictures and said it’s very kind of the children to take the time to send them. They are beautifully coloured in and really brighten the place up!"

Children who have sent pictures so far include Rhiann Gomez, Chloe Anderson, Caitlyn Michie, Gemma Michie and Cerryn Michie.

The pictures are still arriving - once there are enough, they will be distributed amongst all of the residents.

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Hanover Scotland's Cameron Court is situated at the former Plasmon Mills site off Fleurs Place. There are 18 flats on one level with an integral day care centre. There is a residents lounge and dining room with meals provided twice daily by staff who are on site at all times with each resident having a named key worker.

Unfortunately the residents are unable to have room visits during the Covid-19 lockdown. However, the staff are doing their best to keep them entertained.

Mrs Milton said: "We are a great team here at Cameron Court and are all working hard together. We are doing all we can to get the residents through this hard time, including organising socially distant bingo and armchair exercises. They also have access to the garden where they can sit outside and they are provided with DVDs and CDs if they don’t want to participate in activities."

She added: "Families have been sitting outside their relatives' windows so that they can still visit them which is also helping massively."

Send your pictures to The Residents, Cameron Court Day Centre, Cameron Court, Plasmon Mill, Fleurs Place, Forres, IV36 1NL.


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