For Donisthorpe Hall read Testosterone Towers as 150 World Cup football fans descended on the care home to visit the new Trudi Moss functions suite for the screening of the England v Uruguay match.
Although the match result produced groans of despair the new suite received the thumbs up and a lion’s roar of approval from the care home’s supporters.
The match was screened on two 90 inch television screens donated by sponsor Nick Glynne and the room, a major development for the home, is a private-funded facility provided by the family of late volunteer Trudi Moss.
Commenting on the match Martin Daly said “Being a Leeds United fan we get used to losing. We have the best League in the world full of players from other countries. This gives us a second-rate international team.
“However, there was a great atmosphere at the Donisthorpe launch. The room looked stunning — the community should feel very proud.”
Howard Bott said the match proved a big disappointment, “our defence let us down and we couldn’t finish — but there was always Donisthorpe’s raffle to boost our spirits.”
Football fan Paul Moss said the suite was a very fitting tribute to his sister-in-law Trudi, who provided residents with thirty years of entertainment at Donisthorpe Hall.
“The room reflects Trudi’s style, versatility and sparkle,” he said.
The state-of-the-art facility, which partitions into three separate spaces, will now offer residents more area usage, and will allow Donisthorpe to cater for up to 180 guests, offering high-quality services for outdoor catering under the supervision of Leeds Beth Din. It will be officially launched with a gala dinner in November.
by John Fisher