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Seasiders Help One of Jack's Christmas Wishes Come True

Players Meet Young Supporter At Brian House Children's Hospice

19 December 2019

Young supporter Jack Leech received a surprise visit from some of the Blackpool players at Brian House Children's Hospice this afternoon.

The 16-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in a couple of days, has compiled a list of 12 Christmas wishes to make this festive season one of the best ever for all the children cared for at the Hospice. 

The eleventh wish on that list was to receive a visit from some of the first-team squad, so captain Jay Spearing and several other team-mates duly obliged, taking along some gifts as well. 

"It's been great to spend some time with Jack and talk all things football," Spearing said. "His knowledge of the game and the careers of the players was really impressive. Hopefully he'll be able to tick off some more of his Christmas wishes in the coming days."

Diagnosed with a condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jack visits Brian House every month for a couple of days and is determined to help fundraise for the Hospice. 

To find out more about his 12 Christmas wishes, or to make a donation to Brian House Children's Hospice, please click here

While visiting Brian House, the players also popped over to Trinity Hospice, which provides the best palliative and end of life care for adults on the Fylde Coast. 

Jak Alnwick, Ben Heneghan, Ryan Edwards, Curtis Tilt, Matty Virtue, Armand Gnanduillet and Christoffer Mafoumbi joined Jay Spearing in spending time with the adult patients, including Pool fan Peter. 


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