The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Hull welcomed a VIP guest along to mark the completion of internal refurbishment works at their home.
Johnny, who spent his entire 15-year career playing for the Black and Whites, was a huge hit with the residents and signed the shirt of Peter Hall, whose wife Evelyn is a resident at Ashdale Lodge, which provides residential care and dementia care.
Senior carer at the Sanctuary Care home Terry Simpson said: “Many of our residents remember Johnny from his playing days and used to go to his matches so absolutely loved chatting with him.
“He does so much for the community and is a quite a celebrity around here. He was absolutely brilliant with the residents and they really enjoyed spending time with him.”
During the event there was also live music with singer Kevin ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, who performed songs from the 1950s and 1960s. In the afternoon, children from Wheeler Primary School sang for the residents and visitors.
The internal refurbishment works in the home include a new reception area, a revamp of the lounge and dining areas, redecoration and new carpeting.