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Local Care Home Becomes ‘Football Central’ As Residents Cheer On England In Semi-Final Tonight

Excited residents at a care home near Sheffield have turned their lounge into ‘football central’ as they gear up for the crucial Euro 2024 semi-final encounter against the Netherlands this evening (July 10th).

Carers and residents of Eckington Court Nursing Home are brimming with excitement as they gather to cheer on England in the match which takes place tonight at 8pm.

The lounge has been transformed into a vibrant fan zone, complete with flags, face paint and an abundance of team spirit.

Eckington Court Nursing Home is part of the Orchard Care Homes group and has been widely acclaimed for its standards and commitment to caring for those living within its community. As well as dementia care, colleagues at the home have specialist experience caring for people who have experienced strokes, live with diabetes, require catheters or are receiving end-of-life care.

Trudy Godley, Home Manager at Eckington Court, said:
“Our residents are passionate football fans. It’s wonderful to see everyone come together to support England. Events like these bring so much joy and a sense of community to our home.”

The match will be accompanied by snacks, soft drinks, and plenty of cheering as residents get to relive memories of past tournaments and share their predictions for the outcome.

Residents turned pundit to predict what could happen. Hussain Dawas, 74, said: “I think England are finally going to win!”

Added Nigel Smith, 57: “Looking forward to watching the game and celebrating football coming home.”

Barbara Jones, 80, said: “Come on England, it’s our time to shine!’

Tony Wragg, 72, added: “I’m always hoping England wins and brings it home.”

For more information on Orchard Care Homes please call 01423 859859. Last year Orchard Care Homes was named winner of the LaingBuisson Award for Excellence in Large Residential Care. It has also achieved a five-star food rating at every home across its portfolio.