Wish Tree Takes Seed at Whitgift House

Whitgift House has been brightened up with the addition of a residents’ “Wish Tree”. The colourful mural was designed and painted by Old Palace School’s Art Department Technician, Rebecca Dawson.

Once dried, residents can write down something they wish to do. The wishes will then be placed on to the branches of the tree and care staff will try to fulfil the residents’ wishes.

Speaking about the project, Rebecca said; “I arrived at Whitgift House with the lovely task of creating a mural of a ‘wish tree’ on one of their walls.  I painted plenty of branches so that residents can write up lots of wishes, which the home will try and fulfil. Staff passing by seemed really pleased to have something new and colourful appear on the wall!  I hope the residents will enjoying looking at it as much as I enjoyed painting it.”

Joe Patterson, Whitgift House Manager, is excited with the finished mural and is looking forward to granting the wishes which will appear on the branches shortly. He said: “Rebecca did this in one day and it looks fab! We just need to get the wishes on there now.”

This project is the latest in a series of activities between our Foundation schools and our care homes. Earlier this year we launched a penpal project between Foundation School pupils and Whitgift Care residents. At Whitgift Care we provide happy, thriving and secure communities where staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide the highest standards of care.

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