Residents living in our nursing homes in Newcastle and Sunderland have put aside their football differences and have joined forces to fly the flag for England during the World Cup.
As the teams battle for the Cup, our residents are glued to their TVs willing on a home victory – well, most of our residents.
Proud Irishman, John who lives in our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle said, “I don’t have Ireland to cheer, so I’m lending my support to England – for now.”
However, Denis, who lives in our Holy Cross nursing home in Sunderland and used to play football professionally, is lapping up the glut of football coverage on TV.
“You can’t beat the excitement of a World Cup,” he said. “I just hope we get the right result.”
Come on England!