Graham Alexander took his Fleetwood Town players to Brian House Children's Hospice last week to hand over a cheque for £1000. Graham's players and staff raised the money towards a new Multisensory Room at the Bispham site.
The specialist facility will use bubble tubes, sound, fibre optic lights, a waterbed and tactile toys to provide a full multisensory experience, allowing children in hospice care to stimulate their different senses in a safe and exciting environment.
The squad also took time to meet staff and patients.
Graham, a father of three, said “We’ve come down to show our support for the hospice and the great work they do here. The staff do a fantastic job with the children. They work in what can be a difficult environment but always have a smile. Some of the children we’ve met today are remarkable and very brave. Brian House can be a sad place but a great deal of many happy memories are also made here."
Jeff Hughes, who has two young daughters, commented. “The players have all contributed and worked with the club Community Trust to raise £1000. This will go towards a new room for children being treated at the hospice. Coming here and seeing the children who are being looked after certainly brings you back down to earth. It’s also heart-warming to see the care and love here.”
Stewart Murdoch stressed the importance of community work. “We’ve come along to the hospice to visit some of the children who are unwell. It’s a good opportunity for the club to come along and do whatever we can. This place is so very important to the children and their families and it’s only right we support the tremendous work being done here. It’s very important for the club to reach out into the community like this.”