Welcome gifts donated to a care home will enable elderly residents to stay in touch with their loved ones during lockdown.

The Boulters Lock care home in Maidenhead was nominated twice after investment company A.J. Bell asked the public to suggest suitable places to receive Huawei tablets it planned to give away.

One of those who nominated Boulters Lock in Sheephouse Road is Katheryn Russell who lives in the town.

She said: “My father Martin Blane was extremely well cared for at Boulters Lock from June 2017 until he passed away in December 2019 aged 99.

“After Dad died, my 14-year-old daughter Lorna and I came in weekly to do cooking or crafts with the residents but unfortunately, we had to stop due to COVID. Lorna was doing this as the volunteering element for her Duke of Edinburgh award.”

Seva Hashimova, manager of Boulters Lock, said: “We all say thank you to AJ Bell and Katheryn for choosing us as a recipient in this fantastic campaign.

“Katheryn and Lorna have always been welcome visitors so for them to do this and help our residents keep in touch with their loved ones during this very challenging time is amazing.”

Jenny Owen, PR Executive at AJ Bell, added: “It's brilliant to know that residents at Boulters Lock are able to see friends and family at a time of great uncertainty through their Huawei tablets, and we at AJ Bell are proud to have played a small part with over 400 tablets already sent around the UK."