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Elderly Fans Raise Funds For Hartlepool United

ELDERLY Hartlepool United fans have been fundraising for their favourite club by holding a table football tournament.

The residents and staff at Queens Meadow Care Home also had a sponsored shirt day – where they donned their Pools jerseys to raise funds.

The home’s activities coordinator, Tommy Hall, held a reminiscence session with the residents, when they shared their favourite memories of the club and sang football anthems.

The home’s Hartlepool United day raised over £100.

Resident Brian Williams said: “I played football for years and really loved it. We’ve got to help our local club out.”

After playing table football, resident Beryl Hall said: “I’ve never played this game before. It was great fun.”

The home has worked closely with the Hartlepool United FC’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) in the past, with young volunteers hosting activities for the residents.

The club’s players and mascot, H’Angus the Monkey, have also made regularly appearances at the home’s other fundraising events and activities.

Julie Armstrong, home manager at Queens Meadow Care Home, said: “HUFC has been our home team for years.

“They do so much for our community, so we really wanted to help them out.

“The NCS groups do a lot of social activities with our residents, H’Angus regularly visits the home and the players have joined in when we’ve held sponsored walks.”

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