Nina Andersen, Founder of Community Senior Letters and Youth Ambassador for the Captain Tom Foundation
Sending and receiving these letters helps to uplift spirits, ease stress and relax the mind. This allows hope and happiness to be brought to the elderly residents at care homes, and for them to form wonderful connections. Likewise, students are able to form friendships by unleashing their inner creativity as they send letters and drawings to the care homes, as well as relieving some boredom they may be feeling.Nina Andersen, Founder of Community Senior Letters
Nina Andersen is an 18 year old student who founded Community Senior Letters and has most recently took on her role as one of the three initial Youth Ambassadors for The Captain Tom Foundation.
Her inspiration for Community Senior Letters came from her first project, Community Senior Music, where semi-professional musicians performed concerts at various care homes.
Due to COVID-19, she has had to switch from musical entertainment to handwritten letters to keep the elderly connected during these unprecedented times.
Community Senior Letters aims to match primary schools to care homes in the same borough to provide human connection during lockdown.
Alongside her studies, Nina approaches various schools and care homes to get involved in this project, as well as creating and editing the website.
Matilda Gillings graduated from Bournemouth University and helped with communications in 2020.
Tara Aglionby has been running our social media (Instagram account) and has been monumental in publishing ‘The Heart of Our Community’, our charity book.