We're delighted to announce a new partnership with The Mariners.
Grimsby Town Football Club has chosen St Andrew's Hospice as its charity partner for the current season.
GTFC director John Fenty attended a formal presentation of the partnership between the two organisations and said: "They are such a worthy cause and do some tremendous work within the local community.
"The hospice is reliant on donations and hopefully we can do our little bit to help them to continue to provide the care and support for the people who really need it."
ZaZa Warren, the hospice's Events Manager and Fundraising Team Leader, said: "We have a very good working relationship with the club already and it has always supported the hospice, but to be its official chosen charity is great.
"Many patients and staff here are keen Mariners supporters, so it was amazing to hear that a match will be dedicated to the hospice, allowing our patients and families to attend for free and experience the atmosphere and thrill of the game.
"Every penny raised for the hospice makes such a difference to us, so to be able to team up with GTFC to raise the awareness and funds at the same time is a great opportunity. We are all looking forward to our partnership with the club and would like to say a big thank-you for their support."
GTFC director Philip Day said the hospice holds a special place in his heart. He said: "When my mother spent her final days at St Andrew's, the staff and nurses were fantastic not only with her but also in supporting the family.
"I cannot speak highly enough of the care and attention they gave as nothing was too much trouble to them. We could not have asked for more."
A bucket collection for the hospice will be held during the Cambridge United fixture on Friday, April 14.