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Bravo! Mercia Grange makes theatre wish come true for resident

August 21st 2019

Mercia Grange recently surprised an 82-year-old resident with a trip to the theatre. 

The team at Care UK’s Mercia Grange on Lichfield Road runs a Wishing Tree initiative to help make residents’ wishes come true. They decided to surprise resident – and theatre-lover – Freda Robinson, with a trip to Birmingham’s Hippodrome to see the stage production of ‘Calendar Girls’.

Team members Samantha Jones, Belinda Piovesana and Sandra Barnes joined Freda for an evening performance of the hit stage show, which proved a delight for the fun-loving octogenarian. 

Home manager, Shirley Gibbs, said: “Residents are at the heart of everything we do here at Mercia Grange, and we always like to go the extra mile to grant their wishes. I am really pleased that we were able to make Freda’s dream of going to the theatre a reality. 

“Freda loves to get out and about and really enjoys socialising. She talked passionately to the lifestyle team about wanting to go to the theatre, so we popped her wish on the wishing tree, and the rest, as they say, is history.

“Freda told us she’d had a wonderful evening. I’d like to say a big thank you to Freda’s family for helping us grant the wish. We’re looking forward to making another wish come true soon.”


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Mercia Grange is a CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home providing a full range of round-the-clock care for older people. Our Sutton Coldfield home provides completely personalised residential, nursing and dementia care on a short-term and permanent basis. The emphasis at Mercia Grange is on enabling your loved one to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle. The home has its own cinema room, hair and beauty salon – plus an inviting café where residents can help themselves to a freshly brewed coffee or speciality tea, as well as a slice of homemade cake.

Mercia Grange
538 Lichfield Road
Four Oaks
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B74 4EH

0333 321 8399

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