RESIDENTS at a care home in Culcheth are having their wishes granted by their fairy godmother.

As part of its Three Wishes scheme, Holcroft Grange Care Home has been encouraging residents to write down their desires and post the pieces of paper into a special box.

The Jackson Avenue home's fairy godmother then grants these wishes.

So far, wishes that have come true include residents being taken out to a lunch with friends, visiting companions in other care homes and receiving a freshly-made latte every morning.

Nicola Newens, activities coordinator at Holcroft Grange Care Home, organised the scheme following discussions in a residents' meeting.

Home manager Shirley Paton said: "The Three Wishes scheme has been a great success and it has been so moving to see the effect is has had on residents.

"What may seem like a small thing to you or me can make a huge difference to someone's quality of life and activities such as these are key to driving our focus on person-centred care.

"A big thank you must go to our fairy godmother Nicola for all her efforts in organising the scheme - she always goes above and beyond to ensure our residents are leading healthy, happy and independent lives."

Keen reader Joan Prescot, who has lived in the home for eight months, had her first wish granted with a trip to the library.

She said: "I have not been to a library for many years and I was so excited to be able to visit.

"I loved every minute of it, from choosing a book to going up to the counter to check it out."