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Pressley: Brian House is an incredible place

7 December 2015

Manager praised the staff at the hospice for their work

Fleetwood Town manager Steven Pressley paid tribute to the staff at Brian House after members of the Cod Army squad visited the hospice this afternoon.

Brian House provides a ‘home from home’ environment for children and young adults from within the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas who have life threatening and/or life limiting conditions.

Pressley, along with assistant Neil MacFarlane and playing staff, were shown around the hospice and took part in creative tasks with the children.

The Scotsman said: “Brian House is an incredible place filled with truly incredible people. Many of the people here are volunteers and give their time to help the young kids.

“It’s a real eye opener for everybody, and I think it brings back a little bit of normality to people’s lives.

“The place is hugely reliant on donations and every little part we can play brings our attention and focus to this place.

“It’s a hugely challenging life for the parents with children here, as they get very little time to themselves.

“They’re under huge pressure and it’s very difficult for them. This type of place helps and gives them the support they require.

“Footballers are in a very fortunate occupation, and sometimes we all get blinded by it and forget the realities of life.

“It’s the nature of the industry and days like today I suppose bring you back down to earth and make you realise how fortunate you are.”

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