As part of the Club's ongoing Community Programme, first team players Adam Davies and Nick Townsend today visited Barnsley Hospice
. The Reds goalkeepers spent time chatting to patients and staff at the day unit, where they learnt about the role of the Hospice and the incredible support that the team offers to the local community.
Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year. The Hospice’s main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness, whilst supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement. As a specialist care provider, the range of skills offered include, pain and symptom management, emotional support and end of life care.
It costs over £9,000 a day to run the hospice. £1.6m is gratefully received from the NHS each year, but the Hospice team have to raise over an additional £2m to stay open.
For more information on the work of Barnsley Hospice or to make a donation, please visit http://www.barnsleyhospice.org/ or telephone the team on 01226 244244.