‘My one Christmas wish would be to have my mam and dad back.’ – David Shares his ‘Merry Memories’ - Ideal Carehomes

‘My one Christmas wish would be to have my mam and dad back.’ – David Shares his ‘Merry Memories’

David Sheldon from Ash Tree House care home has been sharing his memories of Christmases as part of Ideal Carehomes’ ‘Merry Memories’ campaign.

Growing up, David’s Christmases were always spent with his mum, Kathleen, and his dad, Derek. David said,

‘I’ve always enjoyed Christmas from being a young lad. On Christmas Day, I would have a sleep in and get up around ten o’clock and run downstairs to open my presents. I mostly looked forward to watching films on the tele!

‘I remember one year I got my first metal frame go-kart, which sparked a life-long love of cars. When I was older, my parents could afford their first car which was a red 1963 Hillman Minx – I love cars, I do.’

After opening his presents and watching classic Christmas films, David and his family would enjoy a home cooked Christmas dinner. David continued,

‘My one Christmas wish would be to have my mam and dad back because I miss them, but I’d settle for a bottle of whiskey and a trip to the theatre instead.’

Ben Lee, the Care Manager at Ash Tree House, said, ‘It’s wonderful to watch our residents’ eyes light up when they tell us all about their ‘Merry Memories’, and when David tells us about the cars he’s had!

‘We’re looking forward to giving our residents lots of special festive treats this year, and we’re especially excited to grant David’s Christmas wish in January, when we’ll be taking him to the theatre to see The King and I.’

David added, ‘I’ll be spending Christmas with my friends at Ash Tree House, I’m really looking forward to the celebrations. So far, the festivities have been excellent, and seeing the staff dressed up as elves and in the Christmas spirit has been good fun!’

To find out more about living at Ash Tree House, call 01942 256089 or email ashtree.house@idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Ash Tree House is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 60 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Ash Tree House is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).