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Football fan resident’s dream comes true

Football fan resident’s dream comes true

A resident and football enthusiast living at a Premium Care Group (PCG) home in Epping, fulfilled her dream of returning to a football stadium after a long time.

Margaret Harris, a resident at Weald Hall care home, was surprised with a trip to a London stadium to watch West Ham United.

83-year-old Margaret has been a life-long football enthusiast and used to attend football matches with her husband.

After the game, Margaret was also introduced to actor and presenter Danny Dyer, who was happy to pose for photographs.

Commenting on her special day, Margaret said: “I had the best time. I love watching football and used to watch it with my husband all the time.”

Danielle and Carrie, home manager and deputy manager at Weald Hall organised the visit and also accompanied her to the stadium as part of the care home’s Magic Moment scheme.

Danielle said: “Making sure our residents are happy and able to do the things they love is fundamental to the care we offer.

“We were thrilled to be able to give Margaret a day she won’t forget. We can’t wait to honour more of our resident’s magic moments and create more special memories in 2024.”

Margaret’s family was really pleased to see her magic moment come to life. Her daughter said: “Mum is an avid football fan and the care home has already taken her out to watch a game – thank you to everyone, especially the home manager, who has made this possible and made Mum feel so welcome!

“The care and attention Mum receives from the staff is amazing, Weald Hall doesn’t feel like just a care home but like Mum’s own home with an extended family.”

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