Residents at Encore care homes were so happy to receive food donated by Hilton Bournemouth this week. Hilton Bournemouth was one of the many hotels and food outlets that had to close due to the coronavirus lockdown. 

Instead of throwing away the fresh food, they chose to donate it to the Encore care homes in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, so residents could enjoy it. Delivery drivers from the care homes collected the food supplies. With the remaining items, where possible, going to the local foodbank.

Fiona Radford, Sales and Marketing Director at Encore care homes, said: “It’s been wonderful to receive this kind gesture of fresh food. Our own suppliers are working hard to keep us well stocked and this will give our residents more to enjoy during this challenging time. We can’t wait to see what our talented chefs and catering teams will create in the kitchen!”

Fiona added: “Having worked previously in the hospitality and tourism sector, it’s become apparent that we share the same people focused skills and behaviours. We are now looking for new team members in our care homes from this background, as they are so transferable and relevant.”

Jon Fisher, Director of Sales of Hilton Bournemouth, said: “With the current situation, it wouldn’t be responsible to let our food go to waste. We’ve provided food for our staff and recognised the needs of the wider community. Hilton Hotels have many ongoing actions in the community and volunteer groups in each region, where we’re working hard to give something back during these unprecedented times.”

About Encore Care Homes

Encore care homes have purpose-built care homes supporting residents with residential, nursing and dementia care. The Encore family includes Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, Oakdale in Poole, Great Oaks in Bournemouth and Hamble Heights in Southampton.

For more information about Encore Care Homes and Oakdale please call 01202 878149.

or visit www.encorecarehomes.co.uk