As the #WorldCup has officially kicked off today it got us thinking about when we were visited by Argentinian player Julio Arca. He spent the morning with us chatting to patients and staff ahead of taking part in a charity boxing match with Mark Solan of The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust. Mark is a true charity champion and raises funds for various charites through the trust and is a great supporter of St Cuthbert's.
We were delighted to arrange for #julioarca to meet 91 year old @sunderlandafcofficial super fan George Foster, to give him two FA Cup Final hospitality tickets from @playojo, to give him something to smile about after two difficult seasons as a supporter through thick and thin!
Former Sunderland player Julio Arca has confirmed his retirement!! #SAFC#julioarca
A great image that @aaronwrightphotography had on his Facebook. 😍😍😍 I bloody loved Julio Arca when he played for Sunderland. The word ‘legend’ gets banded around too frequently these days, but the fact that he stayed in the area and has played for South Shields, that’s right, South Shields, I think he’s more than worthy of that moniker. #southshields#safc#julioarca#argentinanalanhutton
Coming to the end of the season for South Shields F.C. and what an amazing season it’s been love none league football. Congratulations to #julioarca for winning NPL player of the season ❤️