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Saddlers spread festive cheer at Fair Oaks

11 December 2017

Walsall FC players and staff brought some Christmas cheer to Fair Oaks Day Hospice last Thursday.

Manager Jon Whitney, along with first-team coach Ian Sharps and players Adam Chambers, Joe Edwards and James Wilson, visited the hospice at Walsall Palliative Care Centre. 

Fair Oaks is a specialist day care centre for people who live in Walsall, offering support for their moderate to complex palliative care needs. 

The Saddlers switched on the hospice’s Christmas lights, before meeting with patients and their families, and even helping to start a Christmas sing-along!

Tracey Grinell, Nurse Manager at Fair Oaks Day Hospice, said: "All of our patients were very excited about the Walsall FC visit and the players and manager were lovely.

"We try to arrange as many events as possible to entertain the patients. The Walsall players and staff created a brilliant atmosphere - chatting to everyone, signing autographs and taking photos."

Adam Davy, Director of Walsall FC Community Programme, added: “We went to Fair Oaks last year and are really pleased to have been able to go back.

“Jon, Ian, Adam, Joe, and James spent time with many of the people there and we certainly hope it was an enjoyable visit for everyone.

“We would like to thank everyone at Fair Oaks Day Hospice for their help and wish everyone there a very Merry Christmas.”


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