A charity that supports elderly people in west Cumbria is handing out colouring books and pencils with their care packages.

Age UK West Cumbria are delivering care packages to elderly people in isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.

And teaming-up with illustration agency JEHANE Limited, they have produced a 32-page colouring book to include in their care packages, keeping people occupied in isolation.

Age UK West Cumbria have received 200 copies of ‘Caring Colouring’ with 2000 colouring pencils which will be included in the charity’s food parcels delivered throughout Allerdale and Copeland.

The west Cumbrian charity’s chief executive Jane Mindar recently made a plea for help on social media to keep elderly people connected during isolation.

““Our clubs, groups and services provide a vital source of support and social activity for older people across West Cumbria. I wanted to make sure that these people still feel connected whilst isolating in their own homes. To some it might just be a colouring book, but to the older people we support it’s reassurance that there are people out there that care. Colouring is also a brilliant way to relax when things feel overwhelming.

She said: “We cannot thank JEHANE Ltd enough for this incredibly thoughtful and generous donation, we are so grateful.”

Jehane Boden Spiers, founder of JEHANE Ltd answered the call, bringing the partnership together.

She said: ““I was delighted to respond to Jane’s request. With all the experience we have and the fantastic artists I am working with, I immediately thought of making our own colouring book. The concept of ‘Caring Colouring’ seemed the perfect name for our collaboration.

She said: “I hope it brings much needed reassurance, connection, and joy to the clients of Age UK West Cumbria.

“Our love and creativity are with them all”

The public can download a digital copy of ‘Caring Colouring’ for a small donation at: www.jehane.com/shop

Age UK and JEHANE Ltd would like to see the public share their creations with #caringcolouring