Southerndown care home in Chipping Norton has launched a new Wishing Tree campaign to fulfil the life wishes of its residents.

The scheme allows residents to submit requests for activities and experiences, with the team organising weekly events and trips to help make these wishes come true.

Whether it's attending a football match or a skydive, the staff at Southerndown are committed to bringing joy to their residents' lives.

Resident ambassador of the home, Dr Sheila Parker, inaugurated the Wishing Tree by cutting the ribbon.

Cotswold Journal: Dr Sheila Parker cut the wishing tree ribbonDr Sheila Parker cut the wishing tree ribbon (Image: Supplied)

She said: "It's so thoughtful that staff and the community want to help us in trying to make our wishes here at Southerndown come true.

"We do activities and trips out every day, but to now have the added touch of going out to fulfil people's dreams is really special and meaningful to us."

The staff at Southerndown are eager to start working on the first batch of wishes.

Cotswold Journal: Residents are able to request events and activitiesResidents are able to request events and activities (Image: Supplied)

Regional support manager Arlene said: "The launch of our wishing tree is to celebrate everything our residents are about, fulfilling dreams and wishes that they didn't think would be able to happen.

"We can't wait to get cracking on the first requests and the team here at Southerndown are already working hard to get things in place."

Southerndown care home is managed by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK's largest care providers.

The company prides itself on delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals, and the Wishing Tree is just one way the Southerndown team is adding a personal touch.