Lincoln carer goes the extra mile to bring Christmas cheer to elderly man

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A Lincoln carer was so sad to learn that one of her customers faced spending Christmas day alone that she brought him a plate of her own dinner, complete with Christmas crackers and party hats.

Joyce Morton, who works for Bluebird Care, had been working a full day shift on Christmas day and realised on her first visit to 87-year-old William Clough in Torksey that he had no plans or company.

Before making her scheduled return in a cheery Santa hat, Joyce plated up a portion of her own dinner with fresh gravy and crackers, bringing the festive celebrations to him.

Joyce decided to bring Christmas to William when she learned he’d be on his own.

Bluebird Care Operations Manager Melissa Nowland explained she “couldn’t be prouder” of her colleague’s actions, and that she and all staff deserved recognition for their work.

She told The Lincolnite: “I just wanted to say that we’re really proud of Joyce for achieving just want we want to do at Bluebird Care. We are really proud of her and all our staff.

“Joyce thought nothing of it. She just made a comment to her supervisor and just took it in her stride. Her supervisor let us know by email.

“We had a number of staff out working over the Christmas period. Everyone clubs together to make sure they spend time with families as well as customers.”

An early Christmas delivery

The Bluebird Care team from the Lincoln and Cleethorpes offices also made a special Christmas delivery of gifts on December 16.

Carrying gifts bought by the business, they made sure festive cheer was felt by all.