A taste of the coast

Alex Dawson on Cullercoats seafront.
Alex Dawson on Cullercoats seafront.

An elderly care home resident has fulfilled his wish for a trip to the coast for a fish and chips supper.

Alex Dawson, a resident at Waverley Lodge Care Home in Lemington, Newcastle, was joined by the home’s activities co-ordinator Michelle Park on a trip to Cullercoats.

The home is ensuring residents’ wishes are fulfilled, and Alex requested a fish and chip supper on the seafront and a visit around the village.

He said: “I hadn’t been on a day out to the seaside for years. I wished to have proper fish and chips by the sea like when I was a lad.

“I had the best day out ever. I really appreciate Michelle taking me out for the day.”

Michelle added: “You know it’s a good day when you go to the seaside with a gentleman as lovely as Alex for your job. We both had a brilliant day.”