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Hindhead care home puts children’s message on billboard to spread community cheer

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Hindhead care home puts children’s message on billboard to spread community cheer

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:21pm 7th April 2020. (Updated at 8:05am 8th April 2020)

A Surrey care home has used a billboard to showcase artwork from local children after it put out a call to help cheer up its residents during the coronavirus crisis.

The Huntington & Langham Estate in Hindhead received dozens of examples and the home wanted to extend that positivity back into the local community, commissioning a billboard to do so.

It can be seen in London Road in the town.

Taking the positive message from artwork submitted by 7-year-old Faith Wakeford, whose great-grandmother lived at Huntington House, the billboard reads ‘We want to ceep you safe!’ - reflecting the need for residents to stay within the home and forego visits from relatives.

The Huntington & Langham Estate billboard
Measuring 6 metres by 3 metres, the billboard stands at a roundabout on London Road in Hindhead.
The Huntington & Langham Estate billboard
Faith, with her parents Victoria and Mark.

Charlie Hoare, Director of the Huntington & Langham Estate, said:

“Our residents, whilst holding up well at present, are facing hardship having had to miss out on seeing relatives and leaving the home.

“Faith’s words summed it up; these restrictions are about keeping them safe.

“We need to hold onto that thought throughout this crisis.”

The Huntington & Langham Estate billboard
Faith's original artwork.
The Huntington & Langham Estate billboard