One of the most famous trophies in the world paid a visit to Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House this week.
Wounded, injured and sick heroes were given a rare treat on Wednesday as they had the opportunity to see the famous FA Cup trophy. Prior to tonight’s first match in this year’s FA Cup competition, The FA Cup Trophy Tour stopped off at Tedworth House to give our football lovers a fantastic opportunity to have their picture taken alongside one of the most famous pieces of silverware in world football.
Band of Brothers members, Band of Sisters members and even some football enthusiasts amongst our staff all gathered at the front of the house to see the trophy which has been held aloft by football greats included Thierry Henry, David Beckham, John Terry, Vincent Kompany and Roy Keane, to name but a few.
Carolyne Dufley, who suffered a spinal cord injury during a Judo tournament, said: “My brothers will be very jealous that I am this close to the FA Cup so that is the most pleasing thing for me.
My best memory of the FA Cup is last year in Afghanistan, all crowding around a little TV to watch the final. Football and watching sport in general was a great morale boost whilst we were on tour so it’s definitely a privilege to have the trophy here at Tedworth House.”