Hallmark Care Homes has a stated aim to take a relationship-centred-care approach that enhances the happiness of its residents.
Which is how 85-year old Patricia Martin who lives at Bucklesham Grange in Ipswich, came to meet pop and dance sensation Peter Andre after winning a make a wish competition at the end of last year.
Hallmark invited over 1000 of its residents to write down a wish, with a promise to make at least one person from each of the group’s 15 homes come true.
Ms Martin wished to meet Mr Andre, and he agreed to see her backstage after a concert.
She was driven to the concert in a chauffeur driven by Rolls Royce before meeting Mr Andrew and watching him perform.
Reflecting on the experience, Ms Martin said: “I had a lovely time and I enjoyed meeting Peter, he is a really nice man and a talented singer. It was worth the late and sleepless night!”
Care assistant Beverley Shaw, who accompanied Ms Martin added: “Patricia had a wonderful evening and it was nice to see her enjoying herself and tapping her feet.
“Peter was a really genuine guy, he sung to her personally and even dedicated her favourite song, ‘Fly me to the Moon’ by Frank Sinatra later on stage, saying he met a special lady in a wheelchair called Pat.”