Staff at Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore granted a wish that enabled resident, Edwin Hoare, to spend an afternoon in London reminiscing about his youth working in the Big Smoke.
On behalf of The Wish Appeal, staff granted a wish for their resident, Edwin Hoare, who used to work as a butler in London, to enjoy a very special afternoon tea at The Ritz.
Boarding the train, Edwin was so excited for a day in the city, which brought back so many memories for him. In his youth, he always dreamt of being waited on at The Ritz, so it really was a dream come true.
Jackie Miles, General Manager of Rogers House said: “Edwin had a wonderful day in London, as soon as they arrived at Victoria, he was pointing out all the places he remembered and telling the carers all about it. It was a really special day to be a part of.”
The Wish Appeal is a fundraising initiative created by Rapport Housing & Care, which was developed to grant wishes for the residents living in our care homes. We recognised that as people grow older, it’s often the smaller things in life they desire, such as a day at the beach, or a trip to the theatre, but as we get older and develop complex care needs, even simple things can be more tricky to facilitate, and more costly, requiring additional staff. The Wish Appeal raises funds for us to grant our residents’ wishes.