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Sophie Bray, Olympic Gold Medal Winner of Team GB Hockey visits The Royal Star & Garter Homes


Residents, staff and volunteers were delighted to receive a visit from Sophie Bray from Team GB’s Hockey Team after the spectacular win in the Rio 16 Olympics.  Sophie’s mum, Geneen Bray, has been a physiotherapist at the Home since 2013 and had been sharing Sophie’s progress with staff and residents. In the run up to the final, residents had been busy creating good luck banners for Sophie and Team GB to share on social media.


Residents and staff were so excited to meet her and had all signed a Union Jack Flag that they presented to Sophie when she arrived. They even managed to squeeze in a short game of hockey, with one of the residents managing to score a goal past her! Sophie took time to chat to all of the residents who had lots of questions about her time in Rio and how she got started. They all really enjoyed seeing the Olympic gold medal saying how they couldn’t wait for the photos to show to their families.


Despite a hectic schedule Sophie took the time to visit residents living with dementia on the Lister Floor of our Home, making sure as many people as possible could share in her success. It was a wonderful morning for both residents and staff and a memory that shall be treasured by all who met her.