Blackpool FC Pitches in for Hospice Care

Blackpool FC meeting some Brian House patients

This season, Blackpool Football Club has teamed up with Trinity Hospice as part of The Football League’s official charity partnership with Help the Hospices.

Jane Molyneux, Fundraising Director at Trinity Hospice said: “Like in football, you never know what’s around the corner in life – and you never know when you or someone you know might need hospice care. With Blackpool FC’s support, your local hospice will carry on helping seriously ill people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to live well until they die, from providing physiotherapy and pain relief to a listening ear and a home-cooked meal.”

Karl Oyston, Chairman of the club added “Blackpool Football Club have had a good relationship with the hospice for many years but the partnership with the Football League will help to strengthen this and ensure that we continue to support the vital work the hospice does for local people.”

Hospice care is free for everyone who needs it, but it is not free to provide. Blackpool Football Club will raise vital funds for the hospice and also help to raise our profile.

Manager Ian Holloway with Brian House patientGreg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said: “Like Football League clubs, hospices operate at the heart of their local communities. This season, with the support of all 72 league clubs, hospices will continue to provide vital care for adults and children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses across England and Wales.”

Last season, Football League crowds topped 16 million; statistically half of those attending games will know someone who has been cared for by a hospice.

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