Tranmere Rovers Stars visit the hospice

Published on: 21/12/2022

Patients, volunteers and staff were thrilled when Rovers stars, Josh Hawkes, Rhys Hughes and Paul Lewis, visited Wirral Hospice St John’s on Friday 16th December to spread some welcome festive football cheer around the hospice.

Here’s Josh, Rhys and Paul, with some of the hospice team holding up a shirt signed by the squad which was listed on Ebay towards hospice funds. (The auction is now closed).

After Friday’s training session the lads were delighted to spend some of their spare time meeting people from our Wirral community who hold both Rovers and Wirral Hospice close to their hearts.

The drop-in was arranged through Tranmere and the English Football League (EFL) in their tie up with Ebay in an initiative called Small Business United, which includes charities who use Ebay as part of their fundraising initiatives. Wirral Hospice is featured as an Ebay top-rated seller on the big screen at Prenton Park.

Diane Owens, Inpatients Ward Sister at Wirral Hospice, said after the visit;

“It was really heartwarming to welcome Josh, Rhys and Paul into the hospice. The players were a real credit to their club. We can’t thank them enough for the gift of shirts donated to patients and their families, as well as those among our volunteers and staff who are season ticket holders at Rovers. It put a massive smile on so many faces. The hospice relies on the generosity of our whole Wirral community and, of course, Tranmere Rovers are a massive part of that. We are so grateful to them.”