Suffolk

Care home resident granted 'big biceps' stripper wish

Stripper at care home Image copyright Care UK
Image caption Things are hotting up at the care home

Staff at a care home made a Christmas wish come true for a resident with a visit from a stripper with a "large chest and big biceps".

The woman was given almost the "full Monty" after she placed her request on a "wishing tree" at the Suffolk home.

Managers said most people asked for a beach trip or a nice afternoon tea but they decided to respond to the request for a "fireman" to strip off.

The wish was granted at the Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds.

The stripper, dressed as a fireman, turned up two weeks ago and began swinging his belt around wildly before stripping down to his underpants.

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Image caption Managers said most people asked for a beach trip or a nice afternoon tea

"I thought that he was amazing - I wish he could visit us every day," said the resident who made the request.

"He made me feel like I was young again, I loved every second."

Home manager Sharlene Van Tonder said care home life was not all about knitting or watching television, and said they were "keen to ensure that there are no limitations so that every day can be different and fun".

However, she admitted that a well-oiled man-in-the-buff was not the "typical kind of visitor" the elderly residents usually entertained.

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