Supporters have been showering praise on Wolves, after the club released a video of staff members going above and beyond for a 95-year-old fan.
Cath Owen is a lifelong Wanderers fan who suffers from dementia.
When the Covid-19 pandemic prompted the suspension of football and kept fans away from grounds on its resumption, Cath’s health declined.
And sadly, she lost her husband early this year, so things have been very tough.
But the ability to return to the stadium has been transformative for Cath, and Wolves’ disability access officer Laura Wright has developed a pack to make people that suffer with dementia more independent and comfortable on matchdays.
Lauran and her team worked with Cath at home while she could not attend games, just to make sure she knew they were there for her.
That pack includes a specially created map to help people get to their seats, stickers on seats making them easier to find, a reminiscence activity, and a wristband in case they need extra assistance.
Cath, who is a season ticket holder, absolutely loves being at Molineux.
Her personal assistant Dianne Carnell said: “As soon as we sat down in the seats, that dementia just faded away and the real Cath came out. Listening to her singing, it was amazing.”
Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and fans react as Wolves help 95-year-old Cath
This is absolutely brilliant to see and huge respect must go to everyone involved.
Wolves continue to do fantastic things off the pitch. Only recently the club laid on a surprise meeting with Conor Coady for young fan Logan, who had been struggling with bullying at school.
On social media, many people have been praising Wolves for their efforts with Cath and other sufferers of dementia.
And Match of the Day stars Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer also gave their reaction on Twitter:
Heartwarming. 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/aRIOCl31KQ
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) December 7, 2021
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 7, 2021
Fantastic for Catherine and her family. This is brilliant and we should emphasise the help the club provides to any supporter who needs help to attend and interact with the club.
— Gregg Hickman (@zachary_garber) December 7, 2021
Other clubs take note, this is how you treat people! What a lovely thing to see ❤️❤️
— Anna (@Anna_QPR) December 7, 2021
Saw her on Saturday, she was so happy, bless her ❤️❤️
— Sue (@wolfieandwendy) December 7, 2021
Fantastic 👏 👏
— Phil Backhouse 🏴🇬🇧🏴☠️ (@philipbackhouse) December 7, 2021
— Steve Hermon (@SteveHermon) December 7, 2021
Absolutely love this!!! 👍
— TheBlades (@skibumg) December 7, 2021
This is what football is all about really. Love this project. Well done. 🖤💛
— karen (@heighwaykaren) December 7, 2021