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The snow angels keeping a care home running on no sleep

After the heaviest snow fall for thirty years we've seen some real heroes going above and beyond the call of duty to keep vital services running.

Like at a residential home for people with dementia in Postwick in Norfolk where three women have been working around the clock since Tuesday because the nine other staff couldn't get in.

Natalie Gray has been to surprise the snow angels.

Lesley Mace, Valerie Etheridge and Janette Cooper have had no sleep for three nights and they're still not sure when they'll get home to their beds.

They had taken over from two members of staff who'd themselves done a thirty hour shift.

But then so much snow fell on Tuesday night that staff couldn't get to the remote care home , Heron Lea in Postwick, to relieve them.

Since then they have been working around the clock doing all the cooking, cleaning and caring. So we thought we would surprise them with a treat.

"I'm absolutely shattered but we're just going on adrenaline. I did manage to get half an hour's sleep yesterday afternoon because one of the residents said how tired I looked and I said : Please could I borrow your bed for half an hour ? And she agreed to it and I bless her for it."

– Lesley Mace, care assistant

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