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Fan Becky helps Coppinger celebrate 38th birthday

21 January 2019

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Rovers midfielder James Coppinger has thanked residents of a local residential care home who helped him celebrate his 38th birthday in style.

Coppinger met residents of the Quarryfields care home who were invited down the club's Cantley Park training ground to deliver a cake they had baked for the occasion.

Rovers' No.26 said: "I'd like to thank everyone who came down to help me celebrate my birthday, especially Becky who made the cake for me.

"The lads were all pleased to see them, and even happier when they got to try some of the cake afterwards! I can confirm it was delicious!"

The cake was made by the home's 'The Platform', a pop-up coffee shop on Balby Road run by residents who live at Exemplar Health Care's Quarryfields care home.

Heather Johnson, education facilitator at The Platform, said: "We are so pleased that we were able to present James with a birthday cake. Becky did a great job in making it and we were all so excited to give it to him.

"James and the team have been fantastic and we can't thank them enough for taking the time to meet with us. We hope James and the team enjoy the cake. You're always welcome to come and visit The Platform for a coffee."

Becky who lives at Quarryfields, said: "I am really pleased with the cake and I am happy James likes it. It's full of chocolate so I'm sure he will like it!"

One of Exemplar's 26-care homes across the country, Quarryfields on Woodfield Road in Balby specialises in providing specialist nursing-led care for younger adults who live with complex nursing needs including autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions.

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