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Bedford Care Home Residents Celebrate Leigh Leopard’s Challenge Cup Triumph

4 October 2023

Residents at Bedford Care Home in Leigh were lucky enough to get their hands on Rugby’s Challenge Cup this week. After being glued to their screens to watch Leigh Leopard’s historic win over Hull KR at Wembley, they were over the moon to have this unique photo opportunity with the impressive silverware.

Amongst Bedford’s 140 Care Home residents are a group of hardcore Leopards fans who religiously watch their local heroes on TV at every opportunity. They have really got behind their team this year after they came up to the Super League and performed so well.

David O’Dwyer, Age 87, (pictured) said “This has really made my day. I was a season ticket holder at Leigh for many years but am not able to attend games now due to my mobility, I still had my shirt on and watched them win the cup on TV, This is a dream for us Leigh supporters as we have not won the cup since 1971.”

Fred Bowen, Age 83, (pictured) said “It made me so happy to get my photo taken with the cup as I’m a massive Leigh fan. It’s been disappointing that I can’t manage to get to the games this season but I still watch every game on TV.” Fred added “The town has really got behind the team and it;s been fantastic to see!”