A resident at a Stainton based home got the opportunity to watch his beloved Middlesbrough FC play live, something he didn’t think would happen again.
Bob Winward lives at MHA Montpelier Manor and is a huge Boro fan and was very quick to suggest going to the game when asked by staff what he wanted to do for his Seize the Day experience.
Prior to moving into the home, he would visit the Riverside Stadium for all the home games.
The Seize the Day initiative encourages residents to re-experience activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.
Bob was accompanied to the stadium with activity coordinator Steve Moran and witnessed a 2-1 win for Middlesbrough over Luton Town.
Kelly Deane, acting home manager said:
“Bob really enjoyed his trip to the stadium and despite the weather he couldn’t wait.
“He was over the moon when he came back and couldn’t believe what had happened.
“Due to his mobility issues, he was always worried he may not be able to watch Middlesbrough play live, but we made sure that wasn’t an issue for him.
“Here at MHA Montpelier Manor, we have a close connection with Alan Peacock, the former Middlesbrough player who will be visiting the home soon
“I reckon Bob will enjoy that as Alan was a very popular player during Bob’s younger days.
“Watching Boro win would have been the icing on the cake for Bob and we are all made up for him