Wakefield care home residents surprised with romantic anniversary meal
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Wakefield care home residents surprised with romantic anniversary meal

Two love birds at Hepworth House care home in Wakefield were thrilled when they were surprised with a special dinner on their 61st wedding anniversary.

David (86) and Margaret Moore (84) married in 1961 in their home town of Grimsby, after they were introduced by Margaret’s aunt at a social event. The pair said it was ‘love at first sight’.

David and Margaret lived together in Grimsby for 57 years and had one daughter, before relocating to Wakefield four years ago.

In March 2022, David moved into Hepworth House and was later joined by wife Margaret, who wanted to be closer to her husband.

When the Home Manager, Helen Batty, heard about the couple’s upcoming anniversary, she planned a special surprise to help them celebrate. Helen said,

‘It’s important to us that we get to know our residents, encourage them to live full lives, and help them to celebrate these milestones. It’s an honour to be able to share these moments with them.

‘We wanted to make sure Dave and Margaret had an anniversary to remember. We transformed our Sky Bar into a romantic restaurant, and invited Dave and Margaret’s daughter and her husband along.’

The two couples were treated to a three-course meal, lovingly cooked by the home’s kitchen team, while taking in the far-reaching views from the Sky Bar’s panoramic windows.

Local singer, Rebekah Austin, serenaded the couples with some classic love songs.

David and Margaret were touched by the gesture, and loved celebrating their 61 years together with their daughter. David said,

‘We were absolutely blown away with the surprise – everything was stunning! Thank you so much for such a lovely anniversary meal.’

Hepworth House in Stanley is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. All 66 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling the home to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner.

Hepworth House has been named a ‘Top 20 Care Home in Yorkshire and the Humber’ by leading review platform, carehome.co.uk. For more information, call 01924 973 699, email hepworth.house@idealcarehomes.co.uk or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk. You can follow Hepworth House on Facebook for daily updates and news.