Ernie’s Story

99-year-old Ernie’s dreams came true when he made
his 'Silver Wish' to get out on the water in Portsmouth,
​​​​​​​where his ​​​​​​​military career in the Royal Marines began.

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Terri’s Story

As  young girl, Terri joined her local archery club
and competed for many years.

Sandra from Gosling Archery Club saw Terri's
"Silver Wish" on Facebook and invited her
to join a session at the club.

Terri got to spend a wonderful afternoon
reliving her youth!

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Derek’s Story

Having photographed wolves in his younger
days, Derek's 'Silver Wish' was to once again
get up close with these beautiful creatures.

A Facebook campaign followed and thanks
to Animals UK, Derek got to meet Lycan,
which made his day!

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Making Dreams Come True for Older People in Care Homes

Quantum Care operate 26 care homes in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex and to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are going to make a wish come true for every resident living with us!

Featured Wishes

Orchestra Experience

George, Jubilee Court, Stevenage

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Canvas Picture of Wife

Peter, Garden City Court, Letchworth Garden City

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Pamper Day

Joyce, Nevetts, Buntingford

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Find A Wish

Silver Wishes Explained...

 As part of the Silver Wishes initiative, we asked every resident at a Quantum Care home to make a wish. No matter how big or how small, we are determined to grant as many of those wishes as possible, but we need your help.

From one resident’s dream of reaching dizzying heights with a trip in a hot air balloon, to another’s dream to get in touch with their wild side and cuddle a monkey – we certainly have our work cut out.

This is why we are asking the local community to get involved and help make these dreams a reality. So please, have a look at the list, and get in touch if you think you can help.

The response from the local community has been amazing in helping us deliver many wishes already.


News and Events​​​​​​​



For his Silver Wish, lifelong Arsenal fan John, from Fosse House, asked to go and see his team play. Thanks to the staff in the home and the generous support of Arsenal themselves, his wish was granted!...

Betty's Silver Wish

Betty’s Silver Wish came true when Janet Charles from jactheatretrips got in touch with Fosse House offering two free tickets and a free coach to see The Lion King in the West End! Care Team Manager...

Emily's Silver Wish

Emily kept things simple with her Silver Wish; all she asked for was a large bottle of whisky and a chocolate bar which the team at Richard Cox House was happy to delivery!

Joy's Silver Wish

Willow Court resident Joy wished to go out for lunch at The Swan in Wheathampstead. When the home contacted the pub, they granted Joy’s Silver Wish by inviting her and a friend to come along for...

Breda's Silver Wish

For her Silver Wish, Breda at Fosse House wanted to hear a live gospel choir so she was delighted when Afi, from ‘The Big Sing’ gospel choir, got in touch! Afi and her choir came along and...

Jean's Silver Wish

Another wish granted, this time for Anson Court resident Jean who wished for a giant teddy bear! The team at the home get the teddy for her and were happy to see how delighted she was to receive it!

Mariam's Silver Wish

For her Silver Wish, Richard Cox House resident Mariam wanted to make a cake. Not all of our residents’ wishes are big or complicated, some just want to enjoy the simple things or revisit a favourite...

Michael's Silver Wish

Trefoil House resident Michael Cullen had a fantastic time at the Luton Town football match on Saturday! The former player was thrilled to step back on the pitch and was delighted to see how many people...

Ruby's Silver Wish

For her Silver Wish, Pinewood Lodge resident Ruby asked for a gold necklace with a cross. Her wish came true on Christmas morning when the home presented her with her gift! Ruby was thrilled with her necklace...

Ernie's Silver Wish

99-year-old Ernie’s dreams came true when he made his Silver Wish to get out on the water in Portsmouth, where his military career in the Royal Marines began.

With the help of Ernie’s...

Joan's Silver Wish

In her younger years, Joan was a talented swimmer. For her silver wish, the one thing she really wanted was to go back to the pool and swim again.

Thanks to the generosity of Aspire Leisure Centre and...

Terri's Silver Wish

As a young girl, Terri says she was always bossy, even at school. When she joined her local archery club in Brighton, she knew she had found a hobby in which she could excel and was soon competing at...

Patrick's Silver Wish

As a young man, Patrick used to play rugby for The Saracens, and so it was only natural that his Silver Wish was to revisit those days by watching his favourite team play again.

Thanks to Aviva and...

86 Year Old Ex-Luton Town Footballer Set to Visit his Old Club

We are delighted to announce that one of our residents has been invited, as part of his Silver Wish, to re-visit his old club. 86 year old Michael Cullen, was originally born in Glasgow, and lived there...

Joyce's Silver Wish

Ever since Joyce was a little girl she had a keen interest in owls. In fact she says that she can remember being as young as 3 when she first had dreams of being able to hold an owl. When it came time...

Get Involved...

Make a Wish Come True

If there's a specific wish you want to help with, we would love to hear from you! Find the wish you would like to help with on the wish page and click the 'Make it Happen' button to let us know what you can do to help and we'll get back to you!

Sign Up as a Supporter

If you would like to help the Silver Wishes initiative and don't have a specific wish in mind, you can sign up as one of our supporters! Give us an idea of what you might be able to do to help, whether that's arranging a venue, transport or just helping out on the day of a wish, and we'll add your name to our list and contact you as soon as we're working on a wish that fits your profile!