Royal stamp causes care home stir

When local postie delivered a letter marked with a King Charles III stamp from Buckingham Palace everyone knew it would be a momentous occasion as they revealed its contents.

Madeira Lodge Care Home sent their sincere sympathy to King Charles personally at having lost his mother, he replied with a beautiful card featuring a picture of himself as a young boy with his mother acknowledging their thoughtful words.

The note read: ‘It was very kind of you to send me such a wonderful generous message following the death of my beloved mother. Your most thoughtful words are enormously comforting, and I cannot tell you how deeply they are appreciated at this time of immense sorrow.’  

Sarah Pennington, Manager at Madeira Lodge Care Home says: “As you can imagine we were very touched and excited to receive this from our King. It is a letter we will all treasure. I think we will frame it and display it as a permanent reminder to be viewed with fondness for our lost Queen but also our new King.”

Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long or short, respite and day care, or at home care for those in need of support.  Specialising in enhanced care and support of older people, care is also offered for those living with Dementia and other life changing conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our homes are perfectly situated in delightful settings around the UK and provide a very homely atmosphere whilst being safe and secure making the people we care for feel right at home.

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