Football fans from Amberley Hall Care Home cheered the Linnets to victory as they watched their last league game of the season.
Three residents from the care home in Baldock Drive, King’s Lynn attended the home game against Curzon Ashton after sharing their wish to see live football with carers.
At Athena Care Homes we ask residents throughout the year what things they would really like to do to either recreate memories from a previous chapter in their life or fulfil a lifelong wish.
For some it is the simple pleasures in life like a take away from their favourite Chinese restaurant to rekindle memories of Saturday nights in with family.
Others dream of taking a tour of the area in a helicopter or chartering a luxury sail boat.
We try to make as many of these wishes come true as possible and were able to make fulfil three requests in one when a trio of football fans from Amberley Hall asked for a trip to King’s Lynn FC.
Molly Boreham, Alan Webster and Brian Brown attended the match on 29th April and were delighted to see the home team emerge victorious.
“I used to watch Crystal Palace with my husband. We lived in Croydon and we would travel up to Crystal Palace,” said Molly.
“It was lovely to go out and do something different, and the fans were very well behaved. I can remember they used awful words when we used to go to Crystal Palace but we heard nothing like that here!”
Fellow fan Alan, 77, said: “We won 3-nil, I was delighted! They had a bad start but then they picked up.
“I had never been to see King’s Lynn play, even though I grew up 22 miles away.
Alan comes from an extremely sporty family and played football himself, starting out with his school side at St James’, he also played rugby and other sports.
“My father played too, he had a barber shop so he played in a Thursday league.”
He follows the football news, and is a stalwart Match of The Day fan, but said it was brilliant to see live football again.
Ula Jakoniuk, Registered Home Manager for Amberley Hall, said: “We want to make sure our residents live life to the full and can continue to enjoy the hobbies and activities they have always been passionate about.
“Molly, Alan and Brian returned home with huge smiles on their faces after seeing the Linnets win, and we know that moment will live with them for a long time.
“We take pride in making moments matter for all of our residents and look forward to making more wishes come true over coming weeks and months.”