Make a Wish Campaign at Sunnymead

The make a wish campaign was created to help the Residents of Sunnymead Residential Home make a wish about something they would like to do in their life, and then provide them with the support needed to make that wish come true. ‘Our aim is to promote their sense of personal fulfillment and to simply see a smile on their face’ says Home Manager Amanda Leitch. The Residents wishes have been anonymously displayed on a ‘make a wish tree’ which was designed so families’, staff and visitors can see what the Residents have been wishing for. Some of the wishes include; attend a cricket match and have afternoon tea, visit Armagh Country Museum and have lunch, a visit to Hillsborough castle, and even meeting Daniel O’Donnell!

We hope to make a wish come true every month, and are appealing to local businesses for support so we can try and achieve where possible all our wishes for the Residents. This could be sponsoring a meal out or even a cup of tea! Our first make a wish came true on Tuesday 13th December when a Resident met the Lord Mayor of Armagh Brenda Donnelly at the palace for high tea accompanied by the Residents family. We made our Residents wish very special by having her makeup and hair done before she went to meet the Lord
Mayor. Linda Nesbitt Sunnymead Proprietor said ‘Our Resident thoroughly enjoyed her ‘make a wish’ experience and we hope to continue making our Residents wishes come true throughout the year. We feel that the activities programme is a very important aspect of life in Sunnymead, and the ‘make a wish campaign’ is an important aspect of the person centered care practiced at Sunnymead.’

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