Make a wish: Resident Maureen surprised with tickets to meet Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice.

Wellbeing Coordinator Sarah Perkins from Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech recently surprised resident Maureen, aged 90, with tickets to see her favourite celebrity Giovanni Pernice from the popular TV show, Strictly Come Dancing at the Peterborough Cresset Theatre.   

Maureen's love of Strictly

Maureen's love of Strictly Come Dancing became apparent to Sarah when she tuned in every night to watch and began filling her room with photos of her favourite dancer Giovanni Pernice. Luckily for Maureen, Sarah had a spare ticket to his upcoming show and knew just who to bring along. 

Mel Cushen, Customer Relations Manager at Lyncroft, commented on her generosity. 

“The tickets to Meet and Greet Giovanni were given to Sarah by a friend but knowing of Maureen's love for Giovanni, she kindly gifted them to Maureen who jumped at the opportunity to make her wish come true!” 

Getting pampered before the show

In preparation for the show, Sarah wanted Maureen to feel her best, so the pair enjoyed a shopping trip for a new outfit. Sarah made sure to book Maureen a special appointment at Lyncroft’s on-site hair salon for a pamper before heading off to the show. 

Time to go to the show

Sarah commented on how the Meet and Greet went.  

"The Meet and Greet took place first, and Maureen was thrilled to have 10 minutes of Giovanni’s undivided attention. He was lovely, chatting with his arm around her the entire time. We took plenty of photos and were lucky to have Giovani record a special message for Lyncroft! After the meet and greet, we headed into the bar for pre-show drinks and chatted with the other guests. 

Maureen loved the whole show and thought Giovanni’s singing and dancing were outstanding, she was talking about it for days before the event and still hasn’t stopped. It was a night she will never forget." 

Get in touch

To learn more about life at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech, please get in touch with our Customer Relations Manager, Mel Cushen on mel.cushen@countrycourtcare.com or call 07563 022 290. 

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