Blackpool at the Brian House Children’s Hospice
Blackpool’s squad spent Thursday afternoon at Brian House Children’s Hospice in Bispham.
Players and staff alike spent time with the children, some of whom sadly have life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.
Whether it was asking questions, signing autographs or handing out Christmas presents, the smile on the children’s faces told the story.
Midfielder Dan Gosling was delighted to give something back to the community.
“It is important to come down, the kids are here over Christmas and it’s hard for them and their parents. If the lads can come down for an hour to give a few presents out, have a few pictures and sign a few autographs, then it puts a smile on their faces and it is a nice surprise for them,” said Gosling.
“They’ve had a tough time, they’re not sure how long they’ll be in, especially at Christmas when they’re here and want to be with their families. So they can’t really enjoy it like we do it is great. People probably take it for granted, but it’s nice to come in and see the kids.
“The kids are really happy anyway. There was a little girl full of life, and she took a liking to Bash. He picked her up for a photo and she kept going back to him, which is great.
“It’s all about the kids at Christmas time, so to put a smile on their faces getting a few presents then it is no trouble for us,” said Gosling.