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Care Home Makes Resident Wish Come True

Cambridge-based care home, Cherry Hinton, part of the award-winning care home group, TLC Care, made a wish become a reality for one of their residents, Peggy Burch. Peggy, a lifelong Arsenal fan had expressed her love for Arsenal after the home in partnership with the British Red Cross had arranged a day trip out to watch Cambridge United vs Fleetwood Town.

Peggy came to Cherry Hinton Care Home on the 6th January after a terminal diagnosis which came to light after a spell in hospital and was told that she would need care in a 24 hour setting. Peggy said “I am very happy here at Cherry Hinton and have no worries at all. All the team members are excellent and have made me feel right at home.”

After hearing about Peggy’s wish to watch Arsenal play, Amber Christou, Business Development Manager at Cherry Hinton wasted no time in contacting the North London Football Club to secure tickets for the semi-final of the Women’s Champion League game against Wolfsburg.

Amber, said “At Cherry Hinton, we love our wish tree, as it is a super way for our residents to express their dreams. The team always does its best to make things happen as we strive to make our residents happy in every way we can. Making these wishes come true is just fabulous and so heart-warming to watch”.

The home organised a comfortable taxi ride for Peggy and she was accompanied by one of their carers, Leon, to the Emirates Stadium. Upon arrival, they were greeted by an Arsenal team member who looked after Peggy all day and presented them with a scarf and match programme.

Peggy expressed her excitement about the day, saying, “On arrival, just seeing the Emirates Stadium was enough for me. It was just AWESOME. Leon was very supportive in helping me to get around the Emirates shop where I treated myself to an Arsenal teddy and then got some food before heading into the stadium. On arrival at the seats, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes and the view that we had of the pitch. We couldn’t have got better seats, even if we picked them ourselves. I can’t express my thanks enough to Leon, Amber, Cherry Hinton Care Home, TLC Care, and the Arsenal team – It was a fantastic day out, and the atmosphere was ELECTRIC.”

Peggy was overjoyed with her experience and could not believe her luck at being able to attend such an incredible event.

Shelly Prakash, the Home Manager at Cherry Hinton, explained “Our aim is to provide quality care to all residents and to help them to lead a quality life and enabling them to enjoy things that they used to in their past life is very important to us.”

 

 
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