Wishes Come True at Bield
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
on behalf of Bield Housing And Care
Service Users are encouraged to write down their desired wish and hang it on the Wishing Tree. Staff at the care service will then endeavour to make their wish come true – where possible.
One previous wish that came true for Glasgow Flexicare service user, Chrissie Miller, saw her fulfil a lifelong dream for her 100th Birthday, when staff arranged with Virgin Media for her to travel in a hot air balloon.
While 83 year old Helen Miller, also a Service User of the Flexicare Service in Glasgow, was reunited with her sister after years apart thanks to the project.
Bernadette Farrell, Manager at Glasgow Flexicare, said: “The Wishing Tree project has been running for two years and has seen a wide variety of wishes, many of which we have managed to make a reality thanks to our devoted and hardworking staff team.
“We have managed to make some more extravagant wishes come true but there are also many service users that just ask for days out at football matches or events, which are much easier to organise.
“It is a fun way to go the extra mile for the people we care for, so we all love getting involved.”
Scotland’s leading care and housing provider, Bield, operate a ‘Free to Be’ policy which allows older people to live the lives that they want while being offered support when needed – and the Wishing Tree initiative is a prime example of this.
Similar initiatives have become popular during the festive period with some children’s charities making kids Christmas wishes come true. However, Bield run the initiative all year round encouraging residents to hang their wishes on the tree whenever they like.
Aileen Morton, Marketing Officer at Bield said: “The Wishing Tree programme is a great opportunity to showcase what Bield can offer its service users.
“The Wishing Tree programme has helped service users across Scotland experience a range of social excursions, from a countryside visit which they have been longing for to trips to the cinema, concerts and museums – but we do our best to ensure we can help whenever possible.
“Bield is dedicated to providing quality care which enhances and enriches lives, and the Wishing Tree is a programme which reflects this well.”
Would you like your stories to make the headlines?
To find out more, get in touch with CIPR Scotland’s Outstanding Small Agency of the Year by calling 0131 561 2244 or by using the form below:
Private: Sarah Fairley
Sarah Fairley delivers an impressively wide suite of digital services to clients of Holyrood Partnership, the leading public relations agency in Edinburgh. At every stage her focus is on making sure that content shared on blogs, YouTube and social media platforms like Twitter and LinkeIn delivers real business value to clients of the Scottish PR agency.View Private:'s Profile
Friday, January 12th, 2018
Comments Off on Fast-Paced First Week for PR Intern at Award Winning Edinburgh Agency
So how can we help?
If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.