Our Attitude of Gratitude

We found ourselves in unknown territory when we temporarily ceased trading. But a crisis gives opportunity for reflection.

We’ve chosen to adopt an Attitude of Gratitude because in an uncertain time we’ve found lots to be grateful for. It’s the little things that make a difference and give us hope. 

We’ve come through these past three months and we have learned a lot. 

We’re now making plans for the future and we’ve chosen to share some of the things we are grateful for.

Our NHS:

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have given over 3,000 bedrooms to NHS and critical workers, free of charge. The NHS demand for our bedrooms has decreased and only a few people are staying with us. Those workers occupied our venues – Bowfield, Lynnhurst, Torrance, Busby and Commercial. Their stories touched our hearts and left a huge impression. We’re humbled and incredibly proud to have served them. They even found time to show their appreciation with many heartfelt messages – words we treasure.

Our Team:

We’re always grateful for our team. We needed volunteers to help us to look after our venues and our NHS workers. Our team have supported from venues and socially distanced from their homes. We are incredibly proud of our whole team and they always find ways to go above and beyond …

Thoughtfulness:

Our team went out of their way to welcome our NHS workers, often displaying random acts of thoughtfulness. We’ve also discovered Vivienne at Bowfield has a baking talent! Assisted by her daughter Sophie they’ve been treating the NHS workers staying at the Bowfield with some amazing bakes. 

One nurse got a birthday cake shaped as a tub of Nivea Crème. When she was little her mum said the crème cured everything from cut fingers to grazed knees! And although she couldn’t share her birthday with her mum, they were cheered up by the thoughtfulness of Viv’s cake. 

And another nurse who likes to stay healthy, got a birthday cake packed with fruit! The nurse stayed at Bowfield for over nine weeks and was missing her family and boyfriend.

Care and Creativity:

Katrine from Boclair is just one of our many creative team members! She made a mobile tuck shop, which she took to Florence House Care Home in Govan. The tuck shop included care packages and art activities and brought many smiles to faces. Katrine also made colourful little ‘Thank You’ notes for our frontline workers.

Charity Matters:

Our team got a team of 86 people together and raised over £20,000 for children’s charity, When You Wish Upon A Star. Between them they completed a virtual challenge by walking, running and cycling approx. 4350km to Santa’s home in Lapland. 

All our team have been contributing and supporting each other in all different kinds of ways. They have shown what it means to live our Manorview values as One Team.

Our Communities:

We’re grateful for support from local residents. At Bowfield Hotel – a crowd from Howwood arrived and applauded the NHS workers. They even brought bagpipes and displayed a large banner at our venue!

Kirsty from Bowfield made a plea for essential items for NHS workers, and within days, donations of mobile phones for patients to video call their loved ones, radios and toiletries were delivered to Paisley’s Royal Alexandria Hospital.

And our hearts were warmed by the weekly Thursday night ‘clap for carers’. All our team shared their videos of support from around their local communities.

Sharing Hope:

We’ve been grateful for public support. Sharing messages of community togetherness and people helping people, inspires others and gives hope.

See where our stories have been shared on STV and BBC.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52274685

Local Lifeline

We are welcoming more organisations into our Local Lifetime campaign this week as we continue to celebrate the outstanding role charities and local businesses are playing in Scotland to support the most vulnerable in our communities and those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.This week we are recognising the fantastic efforts of:Manorview GroupClarity Mortgage SolutionsFutureXRoss-shire EngineeringRock Rose Premium Scottish GinXplore DundeeFind out more about our Local Lifeline from the STV Growth Fund at:http://www.stvplc.tv/blog/2020/03/stv-offers-local-lifeline-to-charities-and-local-businesses#STVGrowthFund #STVheretohelp #LocalLifeline #STV #Community#CommunityHeroes #Scotland

Posted by STV Commercial on Friday, April 10, 2020

Looking to the Future: 

We’ve now closed most of our venues which were open to our NHS workers. We’re grateful we were able to serve and support them, and we thank them for spending time with us.

As we turn to the future, we’re hoping our NHS and frontline workers will return and visit us in happier times. 

We’re now taking our next steps forward. We’re excited to be preparing our reopening plan. 

And we can’t wait to see you!

Our final gratitude goes to You. 

We thank you for your continued support. It means a lot to us.

Be assured, we’ll soon be ready to welcome and serve you!

Stay safe, be kind to each other, and keep connected.

With much gratitude.

Team Manorview