Lesley Wimbles

Skye Harvey Unsung Heroes – Individual

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Resthaven Incorporated

Resthaven Malvern Housekeeping Services Assistant, Lesley Wimbles, celebrates an amazing 45 years of service with Resthaven this year.
Lesley has fond memories of residents who have left an impression on her over the years; ‘I remember one lady, Molly,’ she says. ‘We used to talk about cooking and recipes, and she gave me a nut loaf recipe. This was years ago, but I made that nut loaf just the other day. It’s in my recipe book as “Molly’s nut loaf.” She was a beautiful lady.’
Decades of wonderful memories are what have kept Lesley in her role for such a long period of time: ‘I think it gives you the fulfilment that you’re helping someone, that’s probably the main thing for me.’
‘I get sad when I think about retiring, but I know it has to come. By the end of this year, I’m going to be 79!’
‘Resthaven is probably a second home to me now.’
Lesley is the longest-serving member of staff in Resthaven’s eighty-six-year history, and we sincerely thank her for her long and dedicated service to the Resthaven community.

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