Generous Taeler helps residents of Wellingborough care home

Taeler Sheridan, 13, with care home manager Saila Dass, Kathleen Traynor, Jack Bridges and her great-grandfather, and resident, Albert Armstrong
Taeler Sheridan, 13, with care home manager Saila Dass, Kathleen Traynor, Jack Bridges and her great-grandfather, and resident, Albert Armstrong

When Wellingborough teenager Taeler Sheridan realised some of the residents at her great-grandfather’s care home rarely received visitors, she wanted to do something to raise their spirits.

So, using her own money, the 13-year-old bought every person living at the Kenroyal Nursing Home, in Oxford Street, Wellingborough, a gift.

Thirteen-year-old Taeler Sheridan presented each of the residents from Kenroyal Care Home, Wellingborough, with a gift after raising money for the presents. She is pictured with manager Saila Dass and resident Michael Collins.

Thirteen-year-old Taeler Sheridan presented each of the residents from Kenroyal Care Home, Wellingborough, with a gift after raising money for the presents. She is pictured with manager Saila Dass and resident Michael Collins.

Taeler, who lives in Talbot Road, used her savings and pocket money to buy the gifts, shortly before Christmas.

She said: “I bought things like bath sets for the men and hat, scarves, gloves and bags for the women.

“I used some of the money I had been given for my birthday and my grandparents and parents helped me out too.”

Taeler said she wanted to buy the gifts for residents after her mother told her that some of the people living there do not get many visitors.

She added: “I go along to Kenroyal most weeks with my grandmother so I have got to know some of the people who live there.”

Taeler’s great-grandmother, Shirley Armstrong, whose husband Albert lives at Kenroyal Care Home, said: “I think what she did was really nice because some of the people who live there don’t have many visitors.

“She mostly used her own money and her own savings, but once people heard about what she was doing, they started giving her gifts she could pass on as well so it snowballed from there.”

In her spare time, Taeler, who goes to the Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough, likes taking part in judo, kick boxing and mixed martial arts. She lives with parents Rachel and Martin and sister Keara, who is three years old in March.