World Cup Fever at Cranmer Court

At Cranmer Court nursing home in Warlingham, we celebrated England’s football team reaching the World Cup Semi Final by holding a ‘Red and White’ day.

Everyone was encouraged to wear red and white in support of “our boys”. Our residents, team and visitors all joined in and the atmosphere was amazing.

A special playlist had been put together for the day which was piped throughout the home. The playlist was certainly varied, ranging from the Britannia Symphonia and Chorus’ rendition of “Rule Britannia” being followed by Fat Les’ “Vindaloo”! “Three Lions” was a firm favourite, with “Back Home” sung by the 1970 England World Cup Squad coming a close second.

Everywhere you went you were greeted by laughter, chatter about the 1966 final, and chants of “England!”. There was a real buzz of excitement. Fortunately our Registered Nurse, Ivica, who is Croatian had worked the previous night and so didn’t have to endure the patriotic celebrations.

The match itself was shown in full HD on the big screen in our ground floor lounge using our new projector. A cheer went up as Kieran Trippier’s goal put England ahead after only 5 minutes. At the end of half-time the night staff arrived in full red and white gear. Unfortunately their support couldn’t influence the result of the match, which was Croatia 2, England 1.

Despite the defeat everyone remained in good spirit and we all felt very proud of the team’s achievement. Norah Davey, our Home Manager, shook Ivica’s hand during the morning handover on Thursday and congratulated him.

The flags, bunting and decorations will remain pride of place at Cranmer Court until next week; we are all looking forward to the third place play-off on Saturday. Come On England!!”

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Cranmer Court provides specialist residential, nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 62 elderly people.

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Cranmer Court

Home Manager

Norah Davey


Old Farleigh Road,
Farleigh Common ,

0808 223 5421
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