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A Christmas miracle – festive wish comes true for Kenilworth resident

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A care home in Kenilworth has made a panto-mad resident’s wish come true. 

Everyone loves going to the pantomime, especially over the festive period, but Audrey Haynes, a resident at Care UK’s Kenilworth Grange, on Spring Lane, is somewhat of a superfan – so her care home team helped her carry on with a much-loved tradition. 

Audrey, aged 88, who performed in a few pantomimes at her local church in her younger years, used to attend the Talisman’s festive show religiously with her husband Harold and their children. Upon hearing her story, and to help make the festive season extra special, the Kenilworth Grange team got busy organising a special trip to the theatre. 


On the day, Audrey was joined by her daughter Elisabeth, as well as her long-time friend and fellow theatre enthusiast Flossie. Together, they enjoyed Goldilocks and The Three Bears - and Audrey was even given a shout-out during the performance itself. 

Right after the performance, Audrey said: “I wish it didn’t end, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Do we really have to go now? Thank you so much to the team for organising this.”

Sheridan Farish, Home Manager at Kenilworth Grange, said: “Christmas is a magical time of the year – and even more so if you’re a big panto enthusiast like Audrey!

“Audrey has always loved all things theatrical, and going to the panto used to be one of her most cherished festive traditions – and we were keen to keep this tradition going. We love granting wishes for residents, no matter how big or small, and this one certainly felt fitting for the season. 

“The smile on Audrey’s face throughout the performance was priceless – everyone had an amazing time. We’d like to say a big thank you to the Talisman team for making the day extra special by giving her a shout-out too.”

Kenilworth Grange provides full-time residential and nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the home has its very own landscaped garden, and there is plenty of space – both indoors and out – for relaxation and recreation. 

For further information on Kenilworth Grange, please contact home manager, Sheridan Farish on 0333 4343 046 or email

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4 Spring Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2HB

Kenilworth Grange

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
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