Grimsby Town midfielder Max Wright and staff from Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET) visited Andy’s, the children’s unit at St Andrew’s Hospice to spread some festive cheer to the young patients.

Grimsby Town midfielder Max Wright and staff from Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET) visited Andy’s, the children’s unit at St Andrew’s Hospice to spread some festive cheer to the young patients.

Max spent time with staff and patients Caitlyn and Lily-Mae on the unit, handing out selection boxes and Grimsby Town calendars as Christmas gifts.

The young player spoke of his pleasure at being able to visit the unit.

He said: “I think it is important that, as a club, we are supporting the community by making visits like this to the hospice.

“It is nice to be able to come and see the children and bring some gifts and it has been really interesting to find out about all the work that goes on at the hospice and what role the staff here play in the children’s lives.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max was joined at the hospice by Adie Merrikin, Supporter Liaison Officer for Grimsby Town FC.

He was also overwhelmed by the support staff at the hospice give to young children with life-limiting illnesses.

“It has been a pleasure to visit the hospice and it has really opened our eyes as to what goes on here day-to-day.

“We consider the football club an important part of the local community and it is important for us to support other important parts of the community, like the hospice.

“The hospice provides invaluable support to patients and families and if we can do just a little something to help raise awareness of their work, then it all counts.”

Alison Lark is a Charity Fundraiser and Events Coordinator at the hospice and she welcomed the Grimsby Town party to the unit.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Max and the rest of the representatives from Grimsby Town,” she said.

“We are hope that we can work together with them more in the future and spread some more cheer to our young patients, staff and volunteers.”

For more information on the GTSET, please visit: http://www.gtset.co.uk/.

Print Friendly and PDFPrint Friendly
Fundraising Regulator
Flickr
Become a Friend of St Andrew's
Big Fish Lottery