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‘Taylor’s Walk’ honours couple we supported

One of our services in Nantwich has unveiled a new pathway to provide safe and easier walking and wheelchair access to the garden, thanks to the generosity of the family of a couple we supported.

The pathway, known as “Taylor’s Walk”, is installed at St Catherine’s Care Home in Nantwich and has been created in honour of a couple that were supported at the service – Derek and Margaret Taylor.

Tayors Walk sign at opening party

Derek and Margaret’s family wanted to say thank you to the team at St Catherine’s for the care and support that they provided for the couple.
The couple moved into St Catherine’s just before Christmas 2019 as their physical health deteriorated. Sadly, Derek passed away in February 2020 and Margaret in December 2020.

Their family were so happy with the care that they had received in their final months, and wanted to give something back to the service. They came up with the idea of a path to provide safe and easier walking and wheelchair access to the back garden.

Keeley Hackney, Home Manager at St Catherine’s Care Home, said:

“Everyone at St Catherine’s was delighted with the thoughtful, selfless and generous idea from the family.
“We are amazed at how wonderful the finished walkway is, which will benefit families for years to come. It is a fitting, lasting memorial to their mum and dad, Margaret and Derek Taylor.”

The Taylor family said:

“Margaret and Derek Taylor were pillars of the Nantwich community for many years so it was natural that after their passing, we as a family would want to do something in their memory.

“The pandemic impacted how we were able to spend time with them and say our final goodbyes so it felt right to do something to help the home make window visits more accessible for the families of relatives living at St Catherine’s in memory of Margaret and Derek.

“And so, Taylor’s Walk was born. We are so proud to see it in use already and to have been able to do something for St Catherine’s, who became a second family to them during their time there, while making sure the memory of such a wonderful couple lives on.”

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