Three Dove Court residents visited the school to see Year 9 youngsters in action
Dove Court care home in Wisbech has sponsored football kits for Thomas Clarkson Academy’s Year 9 football team.
Three Dove Court residents visited the school to see the youngsters in action, along with the home’s activities coordinators, Michael and Joanne.
Care home residents enjoyed a special trip to see the kits in action, when they went to watch the year 9 team play its first match in its new livery.
Dove Court is a specialist dementia care facility in Wisbech, providing dementia care, long-term residential care and temporary respite care. The team at Thomas Clarkson Academy was chosen as the recipient of the home’s sponsorship because of residents’ link to the school. Several of the home’s residents have grandchildren and great grandchildren who attend or have attended the academy.
Nicole Thompson, home manager at Dove Court, Wisbech, said: “It’s really important for us to get involved in community projects like this. It’s good for our residents to have an anchor in the present, and I know that those who went along to the match, had a really good time.”
Alan Hite, who was one of the residents who enjoyed the visit, said: “It was really great get out to see the youngsters playing football. I’ve been a football fan all my life but I haven’t got the energy to play myself nowadays. I’m glad the home is able to support local school children.”
Mr James Hooper, Head of PE at Thomas Clarkson Academy, said: “We’re delighted to have been sponsored by Dove Court. It was a pleasure to welcome residents to our school – it’s really important to encourage the link between generations to foster mutual respect.”