Wombwell Hall was the recipient of a unique and meaningful gift from W. Uden & Sons,
Wombwell Hall Care Home was the recipient of a unique and meaningful gift from W. Uden & Sons,
The care staff at Wombwell Hall Care Home were deeply moved by a gift from W. Uden & Sons, a Bexleyheath funeral director of a ceremonial pall, traditionally used to drape over a coffin.
The gift was as a token of appreciation for the care home's practice of honouring residents who have passed away. In a letter that accompanied the gift, Allan Roberts. Branch Manager wrote, “As a very small token of appreciation for all the utterly amazing work that you guys do, day in and day out, looking after those that are no longer able to look after themselves, we'd like to give you this pall to use when you do your guard of honour when saying goodbye to one of your residents.”
The staff at Wombwell Hall are known for their guard of honour, a poignant tribute they pay to residents who have passed, showing respect and celebrating the lives of those they have cared for. The pall, which may seem like a simple piece of cloth, symbolises the honour and dignity with which staff treat every individual in their care.
Roberts’ message continued, acknowledging the often-thankless tasks undertaken by the care workers: “As a company, we take our hats off to you for all that you do to care for those that age and circumstance have brought under your wings, you work tirelessly and very often receive no thanks for the long hours that you have to do.”