Residents from Care South’s residential care homes in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Ferndown were invited by AFC Bournemouth for a Christmas coffee morning at Vitality Stadium last week.
Joining a group of over-65s season ticket holders, more than 50 Care South residents and carers from residential homes including Alexandra House, Fairlawn, Talbot View and Queensmead enjoyed the special event held in the Champions Top Floor Restaurant.
Entertainment for invited guests was provided by local singing duo The Land Girls who entertained guests with their renditions of war time songs and some Christmas favourites.
Members of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust team and former Cherries players, Dickie Dowsett, Terry Gulliver and Tommy Taylor, were also on-hand to chat to guests about the club, players and changes through the years, not to mention the recent successes in the Premier League.
Festive-themed refreshments were served, including some delicious cakes and mince pies.
Many of the attendees on the day were life-long supporters, so having the opportunity to enjoy the generous hospitality, meet members of the team and to see the Stadium was a very welcome early Christmas present!
Simon Bird, chief executive of Care South, commented: "It was wonderful to see our residents having such a good time at the Christmas coffee morning.
"We'd like to thank the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust for putting on such a great event for the past four years and making everyone so welcome.
"Our partnership with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust is one we are very proud of and it’s events like these that are really welcomed by our residents, home care service users and staff."