Players and patients team up for anniversary celebration

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PATIENTS at St. Rocco’s enjoyed an afternoon treat when players from the Warrington Wolves first team paid them a visit.
The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with the Hospice turning 30 at the same time, it was the perfect opportunity to get together.
The rugby stars met with patients from the Day Unit and In Patients Unit, and posed for photos with blushing nurses and volunteers . They toured the Hospice, and spent time chatting to patients, enjoying lots of laughter and, of course, tea and cake.
Sister Caroline Kay, nurse at St. Rocco’s, said: “We really enjoyed welcoming the team into the Hospice, and they certainly raised a smile amongst patients and staff alike. It’s important for us to recognise and celebrate our community partnerships and we wish the Warrington Wolves Foundation a very happy anniversary – we’d love to see the players back again soon!”
Karl Fitzpatrick, Football Manager and Welfare Officer for Warrington Wolves, added:  “It is fantastic for the guys to be able to visit such inspirational places as St Rocco’s as a team, as they are able to  give something back to those in the Warrington community.  It is eye opening what the nurses and staff do on a daily basis and the difference they make to people’s lives.  The visit was a great way to celebrate our Charitable Foundation’s 10th birthday and St Rocco’s 30th birthday and we hope it is the start of a lasting friendship.”

Picture shows patient and Wolves fan Evelyn McEvoy enjoying a cuddle with Gareth O’Brien, Ryan Atkins and Anthony England.


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