Happy New Year 2017!
For the third year running, we have taken the unusual step of trying to cheer up our customers across the county on this day - known as "Blue Monday", by hand-delivering bouquets of flowers.
January has long been known as ‘the most depressing month’ – but this Monday has become known as the most depressing day in the whole year as people come down from Christmas and the weather is still dark and cold.
So for the third year running, an award-winning Shropshire Care Company has taken the unusual step of trying to cheer up every one of its customers across the county on this day - known as 'Blue Monday' - by hand-delivering bouquets of flowers.
Claire Flavell, Director of Care said: "Some of our customers can be very lonely as they cope with various physical, mental and emotional difficulties and the Christmas period only heightens this.
“I know our care staff do a brilliant job – always going the extra mile wherever they can. Some even pick their customers favourite flowers and put them in their homes – so at this time of year we really felt we wanted to do something which might go some way to cheering our customers and their families up.
“We chose to do this on 'Blue Monday' – the day the media have coined the ‘most depressing day of the year’ and people are asked to carry out 'small acts' of kindness. We felt that this was a small gesture we could do to show all of our customers and their families how much we care and try and bring a smile to their faces.”