Fleetwood Town boss Graham Alexander proved he’s a man to keep a promise when he popped into Brian House children’s hospice with a rather special surprise.
The former Premier League ace is no stranger to the youngsters at Brian House, having visited earlier this year with some of the club’s star players.
And he insisted then that, should the club win promotion, he’d return with some silverware.
Town’s manager proved as good as his word after Fleetwood sealed promotion to League One at Wembley, when he showed up with the League Two Play-Off Final trophy.
Lisa Martin, community fundraiser at Trinity Hospice and Brian House on Low Moor Road, Bispham, said: “Graham really impressed us all with his genuine interest in Brian House, and with his willingness to meet the staff and our young patients.”
Last time Graham visited the hospice, corridors and rooms were sealed off as work was being carried out on the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 29-year history.
It is being paid for, in part, by the Gazette’s £200,000 Hospice Heroes appeal, which stands at £164,663.
Lisa added: “It was a memorable visit, and we were able to show Graham the refurbished bedrooms and lounges.
“A lot has happened for Brian House and for Fleetwood Town, and we are really grateful for the Club’s ongoing support.”