9 August 2021
Clayburn Court care home cheers Great Britain swimming teams as resident’s grand-niece competes
Clayburn Court care home is celebrating the incredible success of Great Britain’s swimming team in the Olympics as the team won a gold medal in the mixed 100m medley relay final on 2 August.
Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home on Clayburn Road was full of excitement during the race as they cheered on a very special member of the team, Anna Hopkin. Anna, who is the grand-niece of resident Betty Thomas, 96, swam the final leg of the relay race leading to Great Britain’s win.
The room was full of energy during the competition and anticipation rose in the final moments of the race as Anna helped the team to victory. Not only did the team win gold but they also made history by completing the race in a world record time of 3 minutes 37.58 seconds.
Residents and the care team at Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home were ecstatic with the win, which marked Great Britain’s fourth swimming gold medal of the week.
Betty, who has lived at Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home for nearly two years, said:
It was absolutely wonderful to see Anna bring home gold. I’m over the moon for her and so very proud.
Gwen Sellars, Deputy Manager of Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home, said:
It was so exciting to see Great Britain win gold and to have someone in the race so close to a resident made it even better when they set a world record. It’s quite inspiring to watch the swimmers and it was extremely heart-warming to see the look on Betty’s face when they won. Our residents love watching the Olympics and we hold a lot of fun and friendly competitions here at Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home to get our residents in the spirit while maintaining both their physical and mental wellbeing.
For more information on Anchor’s Clayburn Court care home call: 0300 123 7235.