Care South enters 6th year of successful partnership with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust

5th September 2019

Care South is celebrating the 6th year of its partnership with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust.

The partnership with the Trust enables residents, home care clients and staff to get involved in a variety of activities including meeting players, coffee mornings, walking football and visits to the Vitality Stadium.

Now entering its 6th year, the partnership has gone from strength to strength and sees members of the Trust regularly visiting Care South’s 13 homes across Dorset, running sessions for residents including seated football and ball skills. The team made 97 visits over the past year, as well as hosted a coffee morning for 80 guests and residents. A group of residents and family members also enjoyed a private tour of the Vitality Stadium.

One resident from Castle Dene, Richard, was pleased to be invited to be a flagbearer as part of the club’s Community Match Day earlier this year. Richard has been an AFC Bournemouth supporter his whole life and used to be a volunteer on match days at the club.

Simon Bird, Chief Executive at Care South, said: “We are delighted to mark another successful year of our partnership with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust and are looking forward to continuing this relationship. Over the last year, our residents have had trips to the Vitality Stadium, as well as enjoyed close to 100 football sessions with the Community Sport’s Trust’s coaches.”

Amy Marks, Partnerships Manager at AFC Bournemouth, said: “We are very proud to continue such a great partnership with Care South. The sessions we run aim to improve physical and emotional health and fitness, as well as promoting social interaction. AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust delivers fantastic sessions and opportunities for Care South’s residents and team and we are delighted this will continue again this year.”