Suffolk care home resident tears up after getting special message from her favourite singer
An 87-year-old Suffolk care home resident has received a special video message from her favourite singer after her carers organised the heartwarming surprise.
Sheila Lilley, who lives at Care UK's Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds, has been a fan of Irish pop star Daniel O'Donnell for 'as long as she can remember' according to the home's team, which prompted them to go the extra mile and organise her a special surprise.
Sheila's adoration for the singer is so great that she keeps a pillow with his face on next to her bed.
Wanting to organise a special surprise for Sheila, the team at Glastonbury Court got in touch with Daniel, who was delighted to record a personal message to Sheila wishing her well.
After viewing the special message, Sheila teared up with happiness and said: "I can’t believe he knows my name. I’m so happy!"
Elena Bratu, Home Manager at Glastonbury Court, added: "We were thrilled to be able to surprise Sheila with a special message from her favourite pop star.
"Here at Glastonbury Court, we strive to go above and beyond to ensure residents lead fulfilling lives – whether that be organising a special day out, making their favourite food, or in this case, organising a message from their favourite singer.
"To see how Sheila’s face light up made it all worth it – our next goal is getting them to meet in person!"
O'Donnell rose to fame in the 1980s and his easy listening style has proved popular with fans across the world.