Hallmark makes a wish come true when Peter meets Pat


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.

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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.”

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