04 Jan 2016
A cat from an Oldham care home has won a Best Pet award.
Felix, 14, who lives at Anchor’s Millfield care home in Waterhead, was nominated by residents and staff for being a faithful furry friend. A customer panel of judges met in December 2015 was very impressed by her story.
Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August 2015 with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.
Ann Marie Widdowson, who works in the activities team at Millfield, said: “Felix came to live here with her owner many years ago. When her owner passed away, she stayed at Millfield, giving great joy and comfort to other residents.
“Our very dear Felix makes our home a home. She has given some residents real purpose in life, tending to her needs for food, water, grooming etc. This is also great for promoting happy memories and relieving stress.”
Home manager Sharon Croucher added: “We are all very proud of Felix – she certainly brings happy living to residents and staff at Millfield, so she really deserves this award.”
For more information on Millfield and other Anchor care homes please call 0800 731 20 20 or visit www.anchor.org.uk.