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First team squad and management visit Brian House Children's Hospice

21 December 2016

All staff and players visit children's hospice ahead of Christmas

Fleetwood Town’s first team squad and management staff visited Brian House Children’s Hospice on Tuesday.

Let by Head Coach Uwe Rosler and Assistant Head Coach Rob Kelly, the full Town first team visited Brian House prior to Christmas and presented the staff with a donation. The players put £500 of their own money to Brian House – enough to keep the hospice running for three hours!

The players were given a tour of the facilities by staff, met and engaged with the children and also spent time in the Arts and Crafts room!

Head Coach Uwe Rosler said on the visit: “I think it is absolutely important to come and visit Brian House. First and foremost for us it is important to be part of the community. As footballers we can’t live in bubble and thinking that we have a hard life – because the real problems in life, you see here.

“Bobby (Grant) took the initiative to get the money together. That shows that he is a person who cares but I see that in the daily work he does in and around the place – I’m not surprised that he took the responsibility. It’s a great gesture.”

Captain Nathan Pond added: “It puts life into perspective. It’s a great thing what they do for the children and we’ve helped in a small way with a bit of funding. I hope people can realise what type of job the staff do and try to help raise awareness and funding for Brian House. Just speaking amongst the lads as left, some didn’t know the reality and the seriousness and how hard the people and staff are working at Brian House.  

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