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St. Margaret's Care Home makes a wish come true for Ruth

Ruth in the minibus enjoying the view from the bridge

St. Margaret’s Care Home in Edinburgh has made a Wishing Well wish come true for resident Ruth Black.

Ruth wanted to see the Queensferry Crossing that opened in August 2017 and carries the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth connecting Edinburgh and Fife. The 1.7 mile structure is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also by far the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span. The innovative design provides extra strength and stiffness, allowing the towers and the deck to be more slender and elegant.

On 7th March, Graham, our driver, and Mario, Activities Coordinator, took Ruth and her daughter Angela on a trip out to see and cross the new bridge for the first time.

Mario said “Ruth was so excited when we crossed the bridge and thought it was a masterpiece of engineering.”

Ruth said “I thoroughly enjoyed myself, thank you so much, a great afternoon!”

brighterkind runs their Wishing Well scheme in all of its 70 care homes. Right from the beginning we aim to find out about our residents' life stories and get to know the things they would really like to do or what they have done in the past and would love to do again. People are helped to experience their chosen activities or events or to visit places they have long wanted to go.

St. Margaret’s Care Home is located in Edinburgh and provides dementia carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.

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