SPORTS: Cherries No.1 unveiled as new Care South ambassador


AFC Bournemouth’s first team goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, visited Care South’s Wickmeads care home in Tuckton, to meet residents and play some games after being named as an ambassador for local care provider Care South. 

Aaron joined residents and staff at Wickmeads, in Tuckton for an afternoon of activities, fun and socialising. Throughout the afternoon of games, residents kept 21-year-old Aaron on his toes. Prizes given out and he signed memorabilia, including photos for new home manager, Tracey Walker. Tracey said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Aaron to Wickmeads, and the residents really appreciated his time. I’d particularly like to thank him for spending so much time with Cherries fan Desmond, who was keen to discuss the club’s recent form.”

Aaron quipped: “It was great fun to come out and play a few games with the residents. We were all having a bit of a laugh and a joke. Desmond, he’s a good player and knows his football. He’s 96 and he’s given stats even I didn’t know.”

Speaking during Aaron’s visit to Wickmeads, Care South’s Chief Executive, Simon Bird, said: “We’re now entering our sixth year of our partnership with AFC Bournemouth and the club’s community sports programme. Care South is delighted with this project, which bridges the generation gap and provides meaningful and stimulating activities and engagement to our residents. This is Aaron’s first visit as our ambassador and it is nice to see how popular he is with residents and staff already.”


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