Ex-Norwich City Football player Paul McVeigh officially opened Caring Homes’ newest care home this week. The local football hero was supported cutting the ribbon by founder of Caring Homes Group Helena Jeffery and Judith Rundle, the first resident to move in that same day.
Chairman of Bernard Matthews David Joll also presented a canvas photograph to Helena Jeffery for display in a dining room at the home named after Bernard Matthews, the well-known Norfolk turkey farmer.
Ivy Court is a true celebration of the county in the East of England, with lounge and dining rooms named after many local Norfolk celebrities. A gift has also been received from local author Hugh Sturzaker who signed his book about James Paget for display in this lounge named after James Paget (a hospital in Gorleston is also named after this local medical historical figure). Other local celebrities that have rooms named after them are Admiral Lord Nelson, Jeremiah Coleman (of Coleman’s Mustard) and Delia Smith, TV chef, author and major shareholder at Norwich City Football Club.