Anya Court residents hope their Christmas wishes come true

Residents at Anya Court put their wishes on the tree
Residents at Anya Court put their wishes on the tree

Residents at Anya Court Care Home in Rugby are crossing their fingers after entering a Christmas wish competition.

More than 30 residents at the Dunchurch Road care home have been encouraged to participate in the care provider Hallmark’s company-wide event called Lucky Star.

Hallmark managing director, Avnish Goyal, will review the wishes and make one of them come true for a resident.

Avnish Goyal said: “We decided to launch this competition, because we wanted to give our residents an opportunity to do something or have something they thought they’d never get a chance to do again. It could be anything from seeing their favourite show in the West End to visiting their place of birth or a long lost relative.

“It also a great reminiscence activity, particularly for our residents who live with dementia.

“All of our residents get Christmas presents from Hallmark on Christmas Day, but by getting to know what they would really like to do or have, gives us an opportunity to truly enhance their happiness and make a difference.

“We hope by making some of these wishes come true, we can expand on our current relationship centred care approach and show how much we care.”

Residents wishes currently on the Lucky Star tree at Anya Court range from asking for a pair of slippers to wanting to go back to Australia and visit their family.

Anya Court’s customer relationship manager Karen Handley said: “We are very excited to make some of these wishes come true for our residents. “Since we have encouraged our residents to think of a wish, we have found out some great things about them, which we would never have known.

“Whatever wishes we cannot grant, we will take a note of and look at making the wish come true either on the residents’ birthday, or Pay It Forward Day in April, which encourages individuals to take part in a random act of kindness.”