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Players and staff spread Christmas cheer at Fair Oaks

10 December 2018

Walsall FC players and staff headed to Fair Oaks Day Hospice on Thursday to spread Christmas cheer.

Manager Dean Keates, along with assistant manager Andy Davies and other members of the Saddlers’ backroom staff, visited the hospice at Walsall Palliative Care Centre.

They were joined by players George Dobson, Joe Edwards, Nicky Devlin and player-coach Russell Martin.

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, meeting with patients and their families, and took part in some festive activities.

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: “This is our third year of visiting Fair Oaks and, as always, it was a rewarding experience.

“Thank you to everyone at Fair Oaks Day Hospice for their help and we wish everyone there a very Merry Christmas!”

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