Pen Pal Scheme


 

Bright Futures Young Women’s Charity in South Shields invited young people, who are continuing to receive virtual support, to get involved in their latest social action project. The project asked young people to write letters and cards to residents living in local care homes to help residents stay in touch with the wider community whilst lifting spirits. Bright Futures believe the project is extremely important at this time, as family and friends of residents are unable to visit due to the Covid-19 virus. Chloe Mason, a young woman from South Shields attends the local Police Cadets and informed others of her positive work encouraging over 30 other young people to get involved.

Project Worker Ellen Donaghy states “Our pen pal scheme has been hugely popular with our young people, with over 30 letters written to residents of local care homes. This was all supported by Chloe, who has worked hard to get others involved. We are so proud of her efforts and encouragement to build positive relationships between different generations at such difficult, lonely times for all.”

When safe to do so, our young people are looking forward to developing and delivering a Key Fund project to raise the money to visit the local care homes and share some fish and chips with the residents they have made friends with during lockdown.