Over 160 Bristol Rovers Academy players, family members and staff took part in the Rainbow Run this weekend as part of our partnership to support the Children’s Hospice South West. It was a great day with all enjoying the event and also taking pride in raising funds for such a valuable cause. Having set an initial target of raising £2000 the combined total including sponsorship and entry fees has now exceeded £5000 and there is still time to donate at the link below.
Speaking of the partnership, Lead Foundation Phase Coach Paul Hughes said; “It’s a real privilege to be able to help Children’s Hospice South West and it will be brilliant to see our boys become involved in helping a very prestigious charity.”
“We place a real emphasis on developing our boys as people, as well as footballers, through a wide range of strategies and I think helping them focus on the opportunity they have to help others is important. We want to produce excellent footballers for Bristol Rovers with the character and values associated with our great family club.”
Olly Slym, on behalf of Children’s Hospice South West, said; “Forming a partnership with Bristol Rovers FC has been, and will be, fantastic. We have so much planned for the coming year, starting with the wonderful Rainbow Run, Hospice Visits, and a few surprises along the way. I would like to say thank you for helping us make the most of short and precious lives in the south west. I would also like to extend my thanks to Lee Brown and Adam Tutton for becoming Partnership Ambassadors along with Paul.”
Lee Brown has already paid a visit to the Charlton Farm hospice during the planning for the Rainbow run to show his support for the great work they do.