Saturday, 18 January 2014

Stoke City Player Gives Recliner Chair To Care Home Resident

Living Like A King In Comfort!

Previous Castle Comfort regular Mick Downing of Wolstanton, who started with a free ferrule for his walking stick, is pictured here as the latest beneficiary of the CCC good deed fund which helps local people to live life more comfortably with a donation of a chair, bed or other piece of mobility equipment from the team.

We had to do a double take when we saw this photo as residential home carer Kandy is a double for Stoke City player Kenwyne Jones!

Regular readers will have recognised Mick from the youtube video below which shows him when he received a riser recliner chair that Terry Conroy (ex- Stoke City player and Ireland International) had borrowed from Castle Comfort during his own recuperation from a stroke. Click the grey arrow in the middle to watch it.

It was very fitting that Terry should have presented the chair after his own recovery, as Mick is a die-hard Stoke City fan having watched them play in their Victoria Ground days as a lad.  His new room at Samuel Hobson House - a care home in Wolstanton, clearly shows his footballing allegiance.

Over the years he has been an ardent fan of Stoke (and of Castle Comfort Centre!) Micks's friends and family reminded us that his birthday was coming up, and wondered if Terry Conroy could perhaps get a "Potters" football autographed by some of the players at the Brittania Stadium. Terry, after an email from the mobility products firm arrived like a shot at CCC's showroom - not with a ball, but with something even more special.  A Gordon Banks's collectible 75th Birthday plate was given as a gift to thank him for his loyalty over the years. The plate was delivered by Keith from Castle Comfort on behalf of "TC" who had a mammoth weekend involved with the Stoke/Liverpool game (a match to go down as an historical classic in footballing history) and is signed by Gordon on the back - wishing Mick all the best. Each limited edition plate was created in Stoke on Trent and shows Gordon Banks in his 1966 World cup winning days celebrating with Bobby Charlton.  The plate now takes pride of place in his room, named Stanley Matthews Way, along with his comfy riser recliner.