Lesley and the chocolate factory – Witney care home resident wish comes true

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Team members at a care home in Witney made a resident’s wish to visit her favourite chocolate factory come true. 

Sweet-toothed Lesley Davies, who lives at Care UK’s Millers Grange, on Curbridge Road, is a lifelong fan of Cadbury’s chocolate and had always dreamt of having a peek behind the scenes of the UK’s largest chocolate manufacturer. 

With restrictions starting to lift, the care home team got busy making Lesley’s sweet dream become a reality, and organised a special visit to Cadbury World. On the day, she was able to learn all about the manufacturing process as well as the history of her favourite treat.

As part of her visit, she also travelled 1,000 years back in time as she went through the museum’s Mayan section, tracing back the roots of where cocoa came from, ending the day with an all-important taste test of some of her favourite chocolate bars, including Dairy Milk. 

Lesley said: “I really enjoyed the trip to Cadbury World – I was amazed by the amount of chocolate I saw that day!”

Alison Parry, Home Manager at Millers Grange, said: “We had a fantastic day learning about all things chocolate at Cadbury World with Lesley. 

“Since the day she moved into Millers Grange, it was clear Lesley had a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate – but Cadbury’s is a definite favourite of hers. Once restrictions were eased, we knew we could make Lesley’s wish to go to Cadbury World happen and got busy planning. 

“Lesley had a massive smile on her face all day – though a definite highlight was visiting the Cadbury shop at the end of our visit! We’re looking forward to going on many more adventures with residents soon.”

Millers Grange has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, dementia and respite care.

To find out more about Millers Grange, please call Customer Relations Manager, Mark Young, on 01993 764730 or email mark.young@careuk.com.

For more information, visit careuk.com/millers-grange.

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Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 5HR

Millers Grange

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