The One and Only at the One Show

30 August 2013

Alan with One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker

While North East icon, Alan Shearer, was the featured guest on BBC TV’s One Show Summer Special broadcast from Gateshead this week, one of our Specialist Care residents was also enjoying the fun of the festival roadshow.

The region was being showcased in a one-off programme and the build-up started the day before the live broadcast when Thomas, who is staying at the Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home, took a trip to Newcastle Quayside.

“Thomas had a wonderful day at the One Show!” said Support Worker, Claire, “He took part in the reggae drumming school, he watched the Bollywood dancers and the Rastamouse story time.”

There was an opportunity to pay a visit to the festival tents housing a variety of activity zones including art, science and sport before making the most of the sunshine to round off the day.

“Thomas spent time lying at the front near the stage watching the lights whilst listening to the vocal coach and listening to the choir.” said Claire.

Thomas was the first resident to move into our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home.