Residents snooker wish comes true, with trip to The Crucible

Residents from The Grove Care Home in Waltham had a fantastic trip to the world-famous Crucible in Sheffield as part of the Country Court Care ‘Make a Wish’ initiative. Well-being and Activities Coordinator, Julie Moore, was tasked with asking each resident what their wish would be; a life-long snooker fan Stan O’keefe immediately said he’d love to go to the Crucible to see a World Snooker Championship match.

Together with his friend Jack Powell, the team from The Grove took the pair to The Crucible in Sheffield to watch a semi-final match between David Gilbert and John Higgins, one of the most successful snooker players in the history of the sport. They thoroughly enjoyed a very entertaining match getting completely engrossed in the action. They saw John Higgins win to go through to the final, in which he lost to Judd Trump. “We had a fantastic day,” said Activities Coordinator, Julie Moore “Stan and Jack loved every moment of it”.

The ‘Make a wish’ initiative has seen residents from across the Country Court Care group enjoy special outings and activities; from scoring goals at Sheffield United, to off-road driving and having family tea parties.

Our ‘Make a wish’ initiative is part of our wider pledge to provide meaningful opportunities for our residents on a daily basis. By getting know each person individually we can not only meet their daily care and well-being needs, but also take the opportunity to make these special days happen for people”. Said Kelly Lofts, Home Manager at The Grove Care Home.

The Grove Care Home provides residential and dementia care for up to 52 older people in the village of Waltham near Grimsby. For more information about the home please contact Customer Relations Manager, Ros Well on 01472 821 127.

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