Ron's trip to Bradford City Football Club with Exemplar Health Care

12 April 2023

Male service user in football changing rooms

A resident from our Pontefract care home, Bennett Court, recently visited Bradford City Football Club – a club close to his heart from his youth.

Ron, a resident at Bennett Court specialist care home in South Elmsall, recently spent the day out at Bradford City Football Club which has a special place in his heart from his childhood.

The day out was organised by Life Skills Co-ordinator, Alison, after overhearing Ron talk about his love of the club with colleagues and residents.

Ron has incredible memories of some of the players at Bradford City Football Club who played with his own father and uncle back in the 1920s. He was able to spend the day at the grounds chatting with Mick Lamb from the club, who arranged the visit.

Accompanied by Alison and Health Care Assistants at Exemplar Health Care, Ron was taken around the grounds, visiting the changing rooms and even sitting in the VIP seats.

He was treated to a lovely lunch and the day was topped off with a brand new cap for Ron to take home as a memory of his day out.

Ron and Exemplar Health Care colleagues had a lovely day exploring the grounds of Bradford City Football Club whilst also taking a trip down memory lane for Ron.

Alison said, “It was such a special day visiting the football grounds – as this was such a key part of Ron’s upbringing and he has so much knowledge about former players from the club.

“At Exemplar Health Care, our mission is to make every day better for the people we support, whatever that looks like to them. We support residents to pursue activities they are passionate about, and this was a great way for Ron to enjoy an activity whilst also reminiscing on memories from his childhood.”

Ron added, “It was a great day out, so good to see the pitch looking so good!”