Liverpool FC's community team, Red Neighbours, took the Premier League trophy to Marie Curie's Woolton Hospice this week to give doctors, nurses and staff the chance to get their picture taken with the trophy, in thanks for their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roisin Hyland, fundraising and engagement lead at the hospice, said: “We were thrilled to welcome the Liverpool FC Premier League cup to the hospice. This event was such a huge morale boost for all our staff after such a difficult few months. We would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone at the club for making this happen.”
Linda Morgan, who is a patient at Marie Curie’s Woolton hospice, said: “It was a big surprise to see the trophy at the hospice, I’m over the moon! My son and my grandson are going to be very jealous!”
Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours manager at LFC, said: “It was a pleasure to take the Premier League trophy into Marie Curie’s Woolton Hospice as part of our local community mini-tour.
“It’s really important for us to share our success with the key workers, who are the real heroes that have shown such strength, determination and courage throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“We hope that our visit demonstrates our sincere gratitude as well as adding a little boost to their day.”
Diane Barker, hospice manager, added: “Our Marie Curie nurses, doctors and hospice staff are on the frontline, caring for dying people and their loved ones, both with and without coronavirus.
“The Marie Curie Hospice in Liverpool needs to raise £5.2 million every year to continue to run these essential frontline services, yet our ability to generate this money has been seriously compromised by the coronavirus crisis. If you can, please support us by donating online at www.marie.curie.org.uk/emergency.”