At the height of the very bad weather nicknamed the ‘Beast from the East’, everyone in the UK was affected with the conditions putting many lives at risk in many different ways.
Two of the team from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Aberdeen braved the stormy and wintry weather when the food delivery for the home was unable to arrive.
Amanda Yeats, Senior Nursing Care Assistant and Lynn Smith, Administrator went to several shops to get the necessary food stocks for the residents at the home.
Amanda said: “People were looking at us when we were filling our trolleys with food supplies, probably thinking that they were panic buying, when in actual fact we were just trying to ensure that the residents had enough provisions to last. I didn’t even think about the risks driving up and down the hill in the snow and ice. All Lynn and myself could think about is that we needed to get the supplies. The sledges in the back of my car came in handy as well.”
Lynn said: “It was a very challenging task to go around the many shops to ensure we got enough food for the rest the week, and the horrible weather and road conditions made it ten times worse. But at the end of it, I felt proud and happy that I was able to help.”
Sheila Gesma, Home Manger, said: “I am extremely proud and thankful to both Lynn and Amanda for what they have done, their dedication is truly remarkable. I am also proud of all the team at Laurels Lodge for braving the very bad weather just to get to work.”
Date published: 23 March 2018