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Care home resident relives his Rolls-Royce days with luxury surprise

A resident at a care home in Buckinghamshire was delighted after being treated to a luxury day out in his favourite car.

Bryan Wickers, a resident at Austenwood Care Home, was surprised with a chauffeured drive around Windsor in a Rolls-Royce, after the care team discovered he once owned one himself.

The 89-year-old was picked up from the home in the Phantom by his daughter and his chauffeur for the day, Renos Sideras, the owner of Austenwood, who took the role very seriously and dressed in full suit.

He was greeted with his favourite drink – a non-alcoholic beer – and taken out for a lavish lunch to enjoy his favourite cuisine, Chinese.Living with Parkinson’s, Bryan moved into Austenwood in August 2022. Known for his quiet demeanour and dry sense of humour, he is well-loved by residents and staff alike.

Ana Ciobotaru, care home manager at Austenwood, said: “Bryan often shares his love for high-end, luxury vehicles and we’re honoured to have been able to make this happen for him.

“It’s always a pleasure to go the extra mile for our residents, especially those who are no longer able to experience elements of their former life.

“We hope Bryan can continue to make many more happy memories with us here at Austenwood.”

The special day was organised as part of the home’s Magic Moments scheme, which aims to enrich the lives of residents with meaningful activities or one-of-a-kind events and experiences.

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