Peggy Brookes, who lives at Roselea House, one of Kingdom Homes care homes located in Cowdenbeath, Fife, was walking back from a trip to the shops with Margaret Stewart, the care home manager when a helicopter passed overhead. Peggy said “I wouldn’t mind a trip in a helicopter as I’ve never been in one.”
Unknown to Peggy, Margaret submitted a wish on her behalf to Kingdom Homes Wishing Well initiative and we were delighted to be able to arrange this. Peggy was accompanied by her daughter, grand-daughter and great-grand-daughter as well as care staff from Roselea House.
Peggy’s trip took her over Rosyth dockyard and the bridges over the Forth giving her a excellent view of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge which was officially opened by the Queen a few days later. Peggy loved her first trip in a helicopter at the age of 97 and said later “It was just a remark that I made never thinking it would actually happen. I was thrilled to get the chance to be able to get a close up of the new Queensferry Crossing.” Peggy’s inspirational story just proves it’s never too late to try something new!