To help encourage his lifelong love of football, The Heights, nursing care home in High Wycombe, arranged for resident Grantley Hoath to visit not only Adam Park, but also Wembley Stadium to watch his favourite team The Wycombe Wanderers.
Being a lifelong Wycombe Wanderers supporter, Grantley was thrilled on hearing that his son Nigel was treating him to a football match. When the day came, carers in the home helped Grantley get suitably attired in his Wycombe football shirt, hat and scarf and was supported on his journey to Adams Park Stadium by his carer Donna and Activity Co-ordinator Junior. As an added surprise on arrival, Nigel had arranged for his father to be seated in a box with his family and friends.
Throughout the match, Grantley was all smiles and thoroughly enjoyed the game. In the end, the Wycombe Wanderers (Chairboys) were able to beat Sheffield Wednesday, which secured Wycombe the chance to appear at Wembley Stadium a few weeks later. Luckily for Grantley, the home and his son Nigel were able to procure him and his family a selection of tickets, allowing Grantley to see his favourite team play at the magnificent stadium.
Grantley’s son Nigel commented: “My father loves Wycombe Wanderers and always enjoyed going to the games, these are very special moments and we are all looking forward to next season and doing this a lot more regularly now life is getting back to some form of normality. Junior and Donna were fantastic in ensuring all his needs were met.”
When asked about his experiences, Grantley responded with his original reaction from each match, beaming ear to ear.