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Woman, 90, fulfils 'thong' wish

Fish and chips
Residents and staff reacted with good humour, Cornwall Care said

A 90-year-old woman saw her dreams come true when she was served fish and chips by a man dressed only in a thong and a see-through apron.

The St Austell care home resident's fantasy was fulfilled by Cornwall Care, as part of its Make a Wish initiative.

The "dish of the day" was served by a male member of staff who volunteered to act as her waiter at Woodland House.

After the meal, the resident said: "I thoroughly enjoyed my fish and chips served by the half naked man."

'Pint and pasty'

The woman, who has not been named, said it had all been done in good taste.

"The care of our clients is our number one priority and fundamental to this is giving them choices and respecting their wishes as adults," a Cornwall Care spokesman said.

The care provider said its more typical requests were for a day out or a pint and a pasty.

"While it may have been a bit risque, the wish was carried out with the utmost respect for all those involved and taken in the good humoured way it was intended by residents and staff present at the time," the spokesman added.

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