A CARE giver in Basingstoke has been praised for going the extra mile to help a woman in her 90s.

Connie, aged 91, who lives in Basingstoke with dementia, had enjoyed watching the birds in her garden for over 20 years, but she was left saddened when her bird table was destroyed in a recent storm.

After seeing the disappointment on Connie’s face when she visited her last week, support worker Stacey Dolton, returned home and built a new bird table, feeders and all, in under 12 hours.

Stacey, 41, an employee at Right at Home Basingstoke, a homecare provider, finally completed the last coat of paint at 1am on Friday and presented the table to Connie later that day.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Connie, aged 91 and Stacey Dolton

Stacey said: “I could see the disappointment on Connie’s face when she saw that the table she’d owned for 20 years was broken. I knew I could help as I’m a keen carpenter and love taking on new projects in my spare time.

“I felt quite emotional handing the table over and seeing her smile. It made me feel so proud to give someone so much joy, and seeing how excited she was to see the new table in her garden was so heartwarming.”

Connie’s son, Paul, added: “Mum was absolutely thrilled and overjoyed to see her new bird table. It was such a wonderful gesture from Stacey and another example of what makes Right at Home special.

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“Stacey went the extra mile for Mum, and we can’t thank her enough.”

Right at Home Basingstoke provides personalised care services for older and disabled adults living in their own homes.

It is part of national franchise network Right at Home UK, which currently has over 80 branches across England, Scotland and Wales.