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Resident takes flight over Sanctuary Care home

A Sanctuary Care resident has taken flight in a helicopter over Weston-Super-Mare to prove that nothing should stop you doing anything you set your heart on.

Adele Steen, 69, who has used a wheelchair all of her life due to contracting polio at 10-weeks-old, was given the opportunity by Beach Lawns Residential and Nursing Home due to her fascination with the sky.

Staff, residents and family gathered on the ground to see determined Adele, who has also survived life-threatening liver failure, fly over the home in a ride facilitated by The Helicopter Museum.

Upon landing, Adele couldn’t stop smiling. She said: “Amazing, just amazing. It’s made me want to try a parachute jump next.”

Home manager Lyn Taylor added: “It was a fantastic atmosphere with the other residents there to support her.

“Adele certainly has a lust for life and there’s no stopping her. We are so pleased that she fulfilled her ambition and we are very proud of her.”

Lee Mills, manager at The Helicopter Museum, said: “We always try to cater for everyone no matter their ability and we were only too happy to help.”



Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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