Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Lifelong Manchester United fan with support needs scores tickets to first ever game

MANCHESTER United fan Nigel Redmayne had the ‘best day ever’ cheering on his beloved team at his first-ever game, thanks to a generous gift from the club.

Nigel, who is supported by the national social care charity Community Integrated Care, is currently in his forties and has followed the Red Devils his whole life.

The charity began supporting Nigel in October last year and have since been encouraging him to create a list of dreams he wanted to achieve, which included visiting the Theatre of Dreams to watch his favourite players in action. Community Integrated Care then got in touch with the Manchester United Foundation, who kindly offered Nigel and two of his support workers tickets for the Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nigel was delighted to attend the game and wear his Manchester United shirt with pride, even paying a visit to the club store prior to kick-off to pick up a scarf to remember the special experience.

Nigel said:

“It was amazing to go to my first Manchester United game. Even though we didn’t get the win, I had the best day ever and loved getting to see Bruno and Marcus Rashford play live! I was over the moon when I heard I was going. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them.”

Jane Lye, Regional Manager at Community Integrated Care said:

At Community Integrated Care we are so passionate about the people we support following their dreams and living the best lives possible. Knowing about Nigel’s passion for Manchester United, the team were determined to get him to a game. To see Nigel experience Old Trafford for the first time was such a wonderful moment – I’ll never forget it.”

Lewis Webster, Sports Inclusion Communications Manager at Community Integrated Care said:

“Thanks to the generosity of the Manchester United Foundation team, Nigel was able to fulfil one of his lifelong ambitions. Cheering on the team, meeting other supporters, and even taking a photo with Fred the Red – he truly had the most incredible of days.

“We’re extremely grateful for the club’s support in providing this truly life-changing experience for both Nigel and his support workers, who undoubtedly will remember this day for a long time.”

Community Integrated Care employs 5,000 colleagues nationally. To find out more about the charity’s vacancies, and what it’s like to work for Community Integrated Care, please visit: www.workincare.co.uk.


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