Residents at Larkhill Hall care home, located on Muirhead Avenue East in West Derby, are celebrating St Helens’ triumph in the Challenge Cup Final with care home worker and St Helens’ player, Alice Sandham.
On Saturday 7th May, staff and residents at Larkhill Hall decorated their home with St Helens banners, and sat down in the lounges to watch the game against Leeds Rhinos.
Although the match got off to a rough start for the Merseyside team, with the opposition scoring a try in the first half, everyone at the care home kept their fingers crossed for a quick turnaround.
During the second half of the match, the St Helens ladies soon gained the upper hand, scoring two tries and securing an incredible 18-8 win! Alice said:
‘It’s an amazing feeling to win back-to-back cup finals, especially after such a tense game, and it’s really lovely how everyone in our care home has been so supportive of the whole team.
‘Since coming back to work on Monday morning, I’ve had lots of families congratulating me and the team!’
Christina Durnan, Home Manager at Larkhill Hall, said:
‘We are absolutely delighted with the result and all feel that St Helen’s thoroughly deserved to win the Challenge Cup. They played an amazing game and we are just so very proud of Alice and the team.
‘The atmosphere in the home was electric with staff and residents gathered around to watch the game – our residents had spent the morning making banners to cheer them on and support Alice. When the final whistle blew, everyone was cheering and clapping and just overwhelmed with emotion. One resident said “that’s our girl!”’
Larkhill Hall is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, it has landscaped gardens and a full and varied activities programme.