One of our residents, Maurice, recently told the team here at White House Care Home in Letchworth Garden City, of his wish to see the Flying Scotsman pass by.
The Flying Scotsman is a locomotive built in the 1920s, and holds records for being the first locomotive to reach 100mph, to circumnavigate the globe, and also for a non-stop run in a steam locomotive. It is no wonder Maurice wished to see it in all its glory.
When the team found out that the Flying Scotsman was going to be passing by Hitchin on its route from Kings Cross to Great Yarmouth, they did everything in their power to arrange a surprise trip for Maurice.
Everything was kept a secret from Maurice until the actual day of the trip, and when the day came, Maurice was accompanied by his friend who visits him regularly at White House.
Maurice is a great fan of trains; he always loved trains and had his own impressive model railway before moving to White House. Maurice was thrilled by both the surprise that White House has arrange for him, as well as the sighting of the Flying Scotsman. Maurice admitted that this made him feel very special and it truly made his day.
At White House Care Home, our residents and their needs and wishes are extremely important to us. We do all that we can to care for our resident's overall wellbeing, ensuring that they live their lives the way they want to.
We are delighted that we were able to make Maurice's wish come true, and we look forward to making many of our other residents' wishes come true too. If you would like to find out more about how White House Care Home can provide care and support for you or a loved one, then please book a tour or get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.