Paul Heckingbottom and the entire Reds first team squad visited Barnsley Hospice this afternoon to spread a little Christmas cheer, continuing our successful partnership.
The players took some time out after training today to meet patients and carers at Barnsley Hospice, the town’s specialist care provider to continue our special partnership which sees the Club support a charity which is close to the hearts of people across the town.
This is a partnership that sees Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Football Club work together on numerous events throughout the year to help raise awareness and funds for the Hospice to help them provide specialist compassionate care to patients and their families in Barnsley.
The players gave Christmas gifts to patients and spent time with them and their families. The Hospice team took time to show the players and staff around and helped them understand how hospice care makes a real difference to patients.
Just a couple of weeks ago, many of the Club's staff took part in the Barnsley 10k run in aid of the Hospice, and Club Chaplain, Peter Amos who orchestrated the event as well as taking part in it was on hand today with the players and staff to hand over the money raised!
The Barnsley Hospice team have to raise over £2,000,000 per year to stay open and so through our partnership we are hoping to keep raising much-needed funds with the help of you, our supporters!
Fans can help us reach our fundraising goals by clicking the link below where you can make a donation and continue to help this superb facility remain a vital part of the Barnsley community.
Reds Head Coach, Paul Heckingbottom, commenting at Barnsley Hospice this afternoon said: “It's been a real honour and a pleasure to be here again today and we’re delighted to show our continued support to an incredible charity which is at the very heart of our community here in town.
"Everyone associated with Barnsley Football Club is committed to supporting many charitable causes and as an official partner, the Hospice is right at the forefront of our work. The care that the staff provide for patients and families is heart-warming and we as a Club are proud to support the work that they do.
"I think we all enjoyed the visit today, I know for these young players it's probably something new to them but they will certainly take a lot from it and I was proud to see them engaging with both the staff and patients alike.
"I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the staff here at the Hospice who have made us feel very welcome. Their tireless work throughout the year to provide vital support to those in need is commendable and they are a credit to the town.
“We know just how important the Hospice is to our fans, and we hope our supporters continue to support the facility and donate where possible.”