Former Blackpool ace Charlie Adam has today called on the people of Blackpool to support The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes campaign.
We’re aiming to raise £200,000 for a massive refurbishment at Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.
Charlie, who played for the Seasiders before transferring to Liverpool, and who now plays for Stoke, paid a visit to Trinity, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, with his wife, Sophie.
He said: “It was just something I decided to do.
“I visited Trinity and Brian House a lot during my time at Blackpool and it’s a place I have a lot of time for.
“I had the morning off from training with Stoke so thought it would be good to go down and see everyone.
“The job everyone does down at the hospice is incredible really, so popping in to show my support is the least I could do.”
Charlie has called on the Fylde coast to show its support to Hospice Heroes, which will help pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 28-year history.
“It’s great to hear The Gazette is campaigning to raise money for Trinity – it’s such a good cause,” he said.
“Hopefully everyone will get behind it and will help to reach the target.”
A Trinity spokesman said: “Charlie’s support is very much appreciated.
“He has a real interest in what we do here and he’s a natural when it comes to playing with the youngsters in Brian House – he just gets out the toys and games and joins in.”