Resident, Bob at Parley Place Care home used to love visiting the Donkey Sanctuary on a Sunday with his friend, so we thought we would bring some donkey’s into the home to surprise him and create a special moment.
Bob has lived at Parley Place since December and is beloved by staff and residents alike. Staff at the home were delighted to be a part of making his special moment happen, as they knew how much it meant to him, and they all wanted to be there to see the smile on Bob’s face when his surprise was revealed.
Staff first found out about Bob’s special Sunday’s a little while ago and ever since then, they have been working on the surprise for Bob who was also accompanied by friend who could share in this special moment. After talking with Fairview Therapy Farm they went above and beyond to collect their mini donkey’s, Veronique and Alfonso from their summer grazing field and bring them in for a special visit.
In response to this wonderful surprise, Bob said: “I was on the verge of tears. It is such an amazing feeling to know that such a loving group of people care so much and wanted to do this special thing for me.”
Tracey, General Manager at the home, said: “We believe that every moment is worth cherishing. We want everyone we care for to know how important they are to us here at Parley Place. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team here in making special moments for our residents. It was wonderful to see how happy Bob was – and the staff loved being a part of this as well.”