Two professional footballer brothers from Doncaster have lent their support to an appeal which will help transform and redevelop a local hospice.
Danny Rose, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and Mitch Rose, who plays for Rotherham United, have each donated a football shirt signed by their teams to support the St John’s Hospice Development Appeal. They have also both signed a hospice t-shirt.
The hospice is a bustling building site at the moment with a £1.8m development underway. £1.3m of the £1.8 needed to refurbish, equip and extend the current hospice has been secured and work should be completed later this year, when patients and staff are scheduled to move back in.
Danny said: “Mitch and I wanted to do something to support the hospice. It has been so important to the people of Doncaster for more than 20 years now and the challenge of raising the last £500,000 is a goal worth reaching.”
Mel Hewitt, Community Fundraiser for the Hospice, said: “Mitch and Danny are a brilliant example of how the people of Doncaster are working in partnership with us, to make this appeal a success. The football shirts are a smashing gift and their support is much appreciated.”
All of the shirts will be going on e-bay shortly to raise money for the appeal. Anyone wanting more details should ring Mel on 01302 798391.
More details about the St John’s Hospice Development Appeal can be found at www.rdash.nhs.uk/hospiceappeal