Gilwood Lodge is AFC Fylde’s new signing

Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home in Blackpool has forged an exciting new partnership with our local football club, AFC Fylde.

The club, which has just moved in to a brand-new stadium, has adopted us as its official care home and we are planning a programme of events and get-togethers.

Our activities co-ordinator, Jill, explained: “Every Friday, the club will send its branded bus round to pick up our residents to go to the stadium.

“Once there, we’ll be taking part in exercise to music and reminiscence sessions centring around football through the decades. The club’s footballers and staff are all getting involved. We also hope to attend some matches.”

Jill continued: “This new partnership is particularly special to us because a lot of our residents are either keen former footballers, or fans who used to go to games. We’re really looking forward to the Friday visits ahead.”

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