Wigan Warriors visit Norley Hall residential and dementia care home in Wigan spreading Christmas cheer amongst residents and fans of over 70 years.
The team of rugby players chose Norley Hall as a place to visit as part of their community spirit project.
Residents at Norley Hall were dumbfounded when they saw the players in their home, Arthur Lloyd has been a fan all of his life and used to go to watch the team as a young boy with his dad many years ago.
Arthur said “I’ve been watching them for many years then suddenly they were there in my lounge, it was amazing! My dad used to take me to see them when I was a boy. My favourite player is the captain, nobody gets past him I call him the Iron man.”
The team have promised Arthur and all residents signed pictures, Arthur plans to keep his picture on his sideboard next to his Wigan Warriors teddy he has had for a very long time.
Other resident fans include George and Michel two gentlemen who remember playing rugby back in their day, they had a good chat with the team and George even showed them a few moves that he remembers from his rugby days. Michael say’s “Oh it were so good, I enjoyed every minute of it.”
The plays arrived at 5 pm Monday evening on 10th December to the home and stayed for over an hour, they drank tea with residents and even got up on the karaoke to sing a few Christmas songs, residents joined in with Jingle bells and the Christmas cheer has stayed all around them home not only for the evening but carrying on to the next day, residents and staff are still talking about it together.
Eric a resident of Norley Hall had his two grandsons visiting at the time, they held the cup for a picture and a moment they will never forget.
The famous cup is the second trophy the home have seen this year after being awarded Top 20 care home in the North West for the fourth consecutive year this year, the home celebrated with a Garden party early summer this year.
Thank you to Wigan Warriors for making the Christmas spirit at Norley Hall come alive this Christmas!
For more information on Norley Hall care home contact Ian or Janet:
Norley Hall Care Home,
Norley Hall Ave,
Wigan WN5 9LP