94-year-old dementia patient scores his dream at Notts County

Roy Prentice achieving his childhood dream

A 94-year-old dementia patient had his dream come true after scoring a penalty at Notts County home ground.

Roy Prentice had a lifetime wish to score a penalty during half time at a Saturday home match, and last week Mr Prentice – wearing a Notts County strip with Roy 94 on the back – finally achieved what he always dreamed of.

A resident of Landermeads Nursing Home in Nottingham, Mr Prentice was helped to the penalty spot by staff and became an internet sensation on Twitter.

The Notts County FC account went viral with the caption: “Here’s the moment 94-year-old Roy, who’s living with dementia, fulfilled a lifelong dream by scoring a penalty in front of the @AirlTLtd Kop on Saturday! #DEMENTIAisAteamGAME”

Mr Prentice’s family was in attendance having travelled from Spain to show their support.

The game was organised by Dementia is a Team Game, established by dementia speaker Big Ian Doughty.

To Mr Prentice’s delight, Notts County won 2-1 against Crewe.

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