94-Year-Old Jaguar Lover’s Dream Comes True - Ideal Carehomes

94-Year-Old Jaguar Lover’s Dream Comes True

94-year-old resident and Jaguar-lover John Kimberly from Lime Trees care home in Shrewsbury was taken for the ride of his life in a brand-new Jaguar, courtesy of Hatfields Jaguar.

John’s passion for the luxury vehicle brand began when he bought his first Jaguar at 23-years-old in 1952, and he ‘never looked back’.

When John told staff at Lime Trees about his love for Jaguar cars, they arranged a surprise visit from Hatfields, who took John for a spin in a brand-new Jaguar XF. John said,

‘I felt 60 years younger, what a treat! I’ve always liked the F-Type Jaguar, it was absolutely marvellous, I really enjoyed riding in the car.’

Craig Petty from Hatfields Jaguar added, ‘Hatfields were delighted to be asked to come and meet John. I could see how much he loved Jaguars.

‘It was great to take him out and show him the F-Type. John has owned some beautiful vehicles, and it was great to talk to him about all things Jaguar. We are a family run business and enjoy giving back to our local community.’

Karen Williams, the Home Manager at Lime Trees, said, ‘John was smiling from ear to ear when he saw the Jaguar outside our home!

‘We’re always finding new ways to make our residents’ wishes come true, so to watch John be chauffeured around in his dream car was a really special moment. We’d like to thank everyone at Jaguar for making John’s day!’

To find out more about living at Lime Trees on 01743 583 445 or email lime.trees@idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Lime Trees is a residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, Lime Trees offers 24 hour person-centred care, delivered in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Lime Trees’ fee is all inclusive, designed to give residents and their families peace of mind.

Ideal Carehomes has been named a Top 20 Large Care Home Group in the carehome.co.uk Awards 2023 and was named winner of the Large Residential Care category in the Laing Buisson Awards 2022.