Something fishy going on for Matthew

8 February 2016

Matthew with Blue Reef Aquarium sea lion, General

A young man with disabilities living in our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home met a very cheeky General on a trip out recently.

General the sea lion is one of the star attractions at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium and Alan Shearer Centre resident, Matthew, couldn't wait to meet him.

Matthew is fascinated with everything aquatic and enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of the aquarium before posing with General for a photo.

"Matthew was delighted to spend time with General and we knew he would love being surrounded by so many sea creatures," said Specialist Residential home manager, Jaime Deltrice. "In fact, he loved it so much, we took him round twice!"

… We wonder if Matthew knew General was sticking out his tongue in the photo!