Elm Tree Court residents reminisce about mighty Hull KR

Behind the scenes at the stadium tour.jpgResidents at Elm Tree Court home have scrummed down with the Hull Kingston Rovers and enjoyed a stadium tour thanks to the rugby club’s heritage project.

Residents and staff came together to recall their fond memories of the club from over the years, as well as touring the Craven Park stadium, home to the Super League team.

The tour and visit were organised by the Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust, as part of their heritage project, which aims to celebrate and promote the heritage of the club. As part of the project, the trust regularly works with local people to build up community engagement, as well as working with care homes to deliver reminiscence sessions.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been well received by residents, many of whom were keen fans of the club growing up.

Craig Spivey, programme coordinator for the heritage project, said: “We are very proud of the work that the trust does, both with care homes and local people.

“Our care home sessions have been carefully planned to help residents relive their memories of the club and our local area. They are led by the residents, using photos, memorabilia and videos to stimulate their memory and we have received some great feedback from residents and staff at care homes.

“The work we do is our way of giving back to the community who have supported the club whilst also raising awareness and support for heritage in the East Hull community. It’s great to see that both residents and staff enjoyed their tour and visit from us.”

Adam Ward, manager of Elm Tree Court said: “Our residents had a fantastic time visiting the stadium and welcoming Craig Spivey, Keith Pollard, Roger Pugh and Bryan Leason who are all part of the club’s heritage project, to Elm Tree to share their memories.

“It’s fantastic that the visit and tour was able to be organised, as many of our residents lived in East Hull before becoming residents at Elm Tree Court and often talked about the club.

“We plan activities to be person-centred and to meet the needs of our residents, to encourage everyone to take part. It has been great to work with the heritage team, as they have a range of experience delivering sessions to residents with different needs.”

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