David Beckham tops the lists of wishes to be fulfilled at London care centre

Residents at Drayton Village Care Centre in west London have called on carers to make their wishes come true through a new innovative initiative.

A number of Wish Trees have been placed around the home in Spring Promenade, West Drayton where residents of the 91-bed care centre can leave suggestions for staff to improve the home.

However, little did the team at the care centre, run by Gold Care Homes, suspect that for one 95-year-old resident the greatest wish they had was to meet David Beckham.

Joan Beard left all the staff in shock with her request to meet her heartthrob and now the home is exploring how they could make her wish come true.

Matthew Bowden, Care Manager at Drayton Village Care Centre, said: “We were all a little surprised when we read the message on one of our Wish Trees. It is certainly one of the odder requests that we have had and probably one of the tougher ones as well. 

“We would love it if Joan did get to meet David Beckham, but it would be fair to say that he is in fairly high demand.

“The idea behind the Wish Tree initiative is to try and explore what we can do to make our residents feel more at home and give them access to the things that they require.”

If you think you might be able to help Joan with her goal of meeting David Beckham, please call 01895 257 010 or emailKendra@goldcarehomes.com

David Beckham tops the lists of wishes to be fulfilled at London care centre

Gold Care Homes was established in 1999 and has since grown to operate 21 care homes, predominantly in the northern Home Counties. The group offers a range of services which includes residential, nursing, frail elderly and dementia care. Respite care is also available on a short-term basis, subject to bed availability, at most of the homes.
To find out more about Gold Care Homes, please visit www.goldcarehomes.com