Trundle's care home visit

4th December 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, the staff and residents of Hengoed Care Home in Winchwen were delighted to receive a visit from Swansea City legend and club ambassador Lee Trundle.

Beginning with a meet and greet, Lee made his way around Hengoed Park and Hengoed Court to speak with residents.

“It’s a bit different to what I usually do going to schools. I’ve met people who have been Swans fans for all of their lives,” Trundle said.

“I’ve just spoken with a man who is 94. He went to his first game when he was four – it’s unbelievable that he’s been watching the Swans for 90 years!

“This isn’t like other care homes. Families can come and spend the day here, you can walk around the grounds, the scenery is great and they’ve got a lovely pond out the back.”

The meet and greet was followed by a trip on the care home’s minibus with a handful of residents, with the intention of doing a version of ‘carpool karaoke’.

“They put Twist and Shout by the Beatles on so there was a Scouse connection there for me!” Trundle added.

Speaking about Trundle’s visit, Tim Williams, who is the training Manager at Hengoed Care, said: “Quite simply, humour and smiling faces are the best medicine that anybody could have and I think today, sometimes unknowingly, Lee has been able to create that.

“Tomorrow at breakfast we’ll be talking about Lee’s visit. Next week, we’ll be looking at the pictures of Lee’s visit.

“Lee might only have been here for a couple of hours but the impact of the visit will last for a long time.”