Staff and residents at Laureate Court Care Home in Rotherham have bid a fond farewell to one of the home’s longest-serving team members after more than two decades of service.

Lynne Wickson, the deputy housekeeper, began working at the home in 1994 and soon became an integral part of the team. After 26 years of dedication, Lynne has decided that the time is right to hang up her uniform and retire.

Lynne began her career at Laureate Court as a domestic, before later going on to become a kitchen assistant. She also worked in care, gaining her NVQ Level 2, before re-joining the domestic team at the home, where she would remain until her retirement.

A Warm Welcome On Her Final Day

On her final day at work, Lynne was welcomed with balloons and banners. She received lots of cards and gifts wishing her well in her retirement. Now Lynne is planning to use her new spare time for relaxing and travelling to her favourite place in England, Devon.

Lynne said: “I have loved every minute working at Laureate Court; I have seen a lot of changes, but these were all for the better.

“I have met some lovely staff and residents at Laureate Court, I am going to miss working here.”

On behalf of everyone at Larchwood Care, we would like to wish Lynne a long and happy retirement and wish her all the best for the future. Lynn has been an integral part of our team at Laureate Court and we would like to thank her for all her hard work and effort over the last 26 years.

When normal visiting arrangements resume, our door will always be open at Laureate Court Care Home for Lynne to pop in for a catch-up or to have a ‘cuppa’ with her friends.


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