Rotherham United Midfielder visits Sunbeams

15th March 2018


There is never a dull moment at our Sunbeams Group here at the Hospice, and that was highlighted last week when Rotherham United's Midfielder Will Vaulks suprised the kids with a visit and a chat. 

The Millers player kindly gave up his spare time to join the group and was on hand to watch as they released their memory balloons, before taking a seat to talk to the group about life as a professional footballer at Rotherham United, as well as signing autographs and having photos taken with the group.

Children's Bereavement Support Nurse Cath Todd, who runs the Sunbeams Group, took time to thank Will for taking time out to attend the group.

"We are really grateful to Will for coming along, and it really meant a lot, particularly to the young football fans in the group", she explained.

"There was one member of the group who was feeling a bit down at the beginning of the session but he was made up that Will had come along and it was really pleasing to see how much his mood improved.

"It was interesting to hear about life as a footballer and I wasn't suprised to find out that Will is a regular doing charity work in the local community because he was really great with the kids."

As well as having Will at the group session, the kids were also given the chance to try out hand massage techniques with Chris Black, who took the time to show the group techniques, after tea.

"It was a really varied session on Tuesday night, and our last with that particular group of children, so I would like to thank both Will and Mark for making it one to remember" Cath added.

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