David Wilson Homes’ The Chocolate Works development has been giving back to key workers in York by donating an afternoon tea experience to The Chocolate Works Care Village, located close to its award-winning development, built on the iconic Terry’s chocolate factory site.
As a gesture of thanks to the local key workers for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-star housebuilder delivered a chocolate orange themed selection of treats, hand made and delivered by Haxby-based, Café No. Fifty to mark Afternoon Tea Week, August 10- 16.
The afternoon tea, which included scones with jam and cream, chocolate orange cupcakes, chocolate orange slices, and mouth-watering meringues was delivered to the front of The Chocolate Works Care Village, offering a contact-free exchange of the delicious treats for the whole team to enjoy.
Like many care facilities across the country, The Chocolate Works Care Village has adapted to support and reassure its patients throughout the pandemic. The spacious home is made up of a number of smaller communities staffed by dedicated, clinically-led teams to control any risk of infection.
Throughout recent months, team members at The Chocolate Works Care Village have made personal sacrifices to protect the well-being of patients, including isolating from family and picking up additional shifts.
Linda Oakes, sales adviser at The Chocolate Works, said: “We’re committed to supporting our local community here at The Chocolate Works, and are delighted to have celebrated the hard work and dedication of all the team members at The Chocolate Works Care Village for their continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Sarah Paskett, general manager at The Chocolate Works Care Village, said: “At The Chocolate Works Care Village, our staff are dedicated, professional and have the safety and well-being of residents at the heart of everything they do.
“Our residents have, on the whole, adapted well to the introduction of face masks and full PPE by all staff, although for those hard of hearing who prefer to lip-read it still has its challenges which we work together to overcome.
“The most difficult aspect has been not being able to see family but the wonders of technology have been a saviour and we’ve chatted, laughed and sang together ‘virtually’ to combat the loneliness. The kind donation of an afternoon tea from David Wilson Homes’ The Chocolate Works was a very welcomed and much-appreciated gesture to thank our amazing team who have worked incredibly hard to keep our residents and colleagues safe.”