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‘Tough on the field - soft at heart’ - Rugby players visit care home with roses for Valentine’s Day

PUBLISHED: 11:05 16 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:14 16 February 2019

Swaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care Group

Swaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care Group

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Care home residents in Swaffham had a “lovely surprise’ when players from the town’s rugby club paid a visit armed with roses on Valentine’s Day.

Swaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care GroupSwaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care Group

Norse Care Group, which runs Westfields, said on social media: “Residents from Westfields in #swaffham had a lovely surprise when the delightful players from ‪@SwaffhamRUFC⁩ visited last night with roses for the residents! #ValentinesDay Thanks guys, you made their day!! pic.twitter.com/urrxIICOB7.”

Naomi George, a team leader at the home, said: “I was not there on the day, but residents have said that it made their day and they were very happy about it. It made them all laugh.”

Swaffham Rugby Club said on social media: “We might be tough on the field, but off it we are all soft at heart. Valentine’s Day 2019 spent with our local community.”

Westfields has 46 single rooms.

Swaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care GroupSwaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care Group

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Swaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care GroupSwaffham RUFC visit Westfields on Valentine's. Pictures: Swaffham RFU/ Norse Care Group

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