Care home residents in Guernsey to receive tea hampers on Liberation Day

Residents have received hampers in previous years, with Guernsey gâche, banana bread, tea, butter and milk on offer this year. Credit: States of Guernsey

Hundreds of islanders in Guernsey are set to receive a sweet treat to mark Liberation Day.

More than 800 older islanders, including care home residents, will receive an afternoon tea hamper for the occasion.

Another 500 hampers are being made available to people who register online.

The hampers are filled with Guernsey gâche, banana bread, tea, butter and milk.

They are packaged in Red Cross boxes with a ration card and themed postcards.

Islanders will receive the Red Cross-themed hampers in the lead-up to Liberation Day on 9 May. Credit: Chris George

Deputy Sue Aldwell from Guernsey's Education, Sport and Culture committee said: "We thoroughly enjoy supporting this initiative.

"It is a collaboration between us, Guernsey Post and the Dairy so we are very grateful for their support, it means residents can receive their afternoon tea on Liberation Day itself and can look forward to enjoying afternoon tea together.”