Fleetwood Town’s Under 18s players and staff spent Friday afternoon at Brian House Children’s Hospice in Bispham.
With a busy festive period awaiting Town’s Under 18s, they took time out of their schedule to make the short trip down to Brian House – a local hospice for children – to see what children, their families and staff go through on a daily basis.
After being shown around the site by the staff, the group were given time to try out the equipment that is available to the children, whilst also reflecting on why these are so important to the children in the hospice.
Brian House costs £1.2 million to run each year, and without getting any funding from the Government, the charity relies on the local community coming to support the hospice. See how you can make a different by visiting their Support Page.
Simon Wiles, Under 18s coach, was joined by a number of his coaching staff on Friday afternoon, and at the hospice, he reflected on how lucky he and many others are in life.
“It has been a really emotional trip for all involved,” said Simon.
“It’s a trip where our players get an insight into the other side of life and how fortunate they are at what they are doing on a daily basis, especially around this time of year when there are families suffering.
“The club do great things for Brian House and I hope as a group, we can do what we can to help raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Wiles wanted to single out the staff at Brian House, and he added: “The work the staff do at this hospice is absolutely amazing. They do so much for the children and their families and it really puts things into perspective.
“As a group, and as a club, we will continue to do what we can to support all concerned.”
To find out more about the great work done at Brian House, as well as how as you can support them at www.brianhouse.org.uk/