Millers in the local community...
Members of Rotherham United’s first-team squad in conjunction with the RUFC Community Sports Trust this week made a visit to Rotherham Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The squad had photos taken, signed autographs and handed out gifts whilst further showing the club’s commitment to the fantastic work done both at the local hospital and children’s hospice.
Several members of the first-team squad also officially turned on the Christmas lights at the hospital whilst Kari Arnason even got on the drums to entertain children at the hospice.
With Christmas approaching the Millers players looked to spread some festive cheer with Captain Craig Morgan commenting on behalf of the squad they were ‘truly honoured’ to have the opportunity to meet some special individuals.
“On behalf of all the players we were all truly honoured to be invited to visit both Rotherham Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice,” he said.
“We visited the hospital first and met several people on the wards whilst we also chatted to the nurses who do a fantastic job for people in the local community.
“We then travelled to the children’s hospice where we again met and spoke with some very brave individuals and their families.
“We hope our presence provided some festive cheer for a special group of people, whilst I cannot stress enough the good work being done by all the staff at the hospital and hospice.
“It does put things into perspective about how lucky we are, especially at this time of year.”
Rotherham United’s Head of Community Jamie Noble added:
“The club and Community Sports Trust work very closely with a number of local charities and have enjoyed a great relationship with both Rotherham Hospital and Bluebell Wood for many years.
“Once we heard that there would be the opportunity to help in some way we spoke with the manager and playing staff who straight away agreed to come down this week to offer their support.
“The visits were a tremendous success and it was especially moving to see the joy on the faces of the children in our local community especially at this time of year.
“I would like to thank everyone involved at both the hospital and hospice who do a tremendous job and were incredibly helpful to everyone on the day. We look forward to continuing our fantastic partnership going forward.”