Blackburn Rovers adviser Shebby Singh supports East Lancashire Hospice campaign

This Is Lancashire: Shebby Singh with patients Mac McAllister and Phyllis Rawstron Shebby Singh with patients Mac McAllister and Phyllis Rawstron

BLACKBURN Rovers’ Shebby Singh vowed to support East Lancashire Hospice following an inspirational morning meeting staff and patients.

The team’s global adviser was guided around the facility’s therapy rooms, the critical wing, the family area and the garden.

Following the tour Mr Singh said: “I’ve been taken aback by the work done by the nurses and staff here, and the facilities are five star, it’s fantastic.

“I’m going to go back to the club, we are going to put our thinking caps on and see how we can help out in our own way.”

In the day therapy room, Mr Singh met Mac Macallister, a heart failure patient and Blackburn Rovers fan and promised him a match ticket in the Spring.

Mr Macallister, said: “It’s so nice of him to offer me a ticket, I wasn’t expecting it at all.

“I love going to games but I’m in a wheelchair now and its difficult to get to them in the bad weather.

“I’m happy he came to visit and see what a tremendous difference the place makes to us all.

“When you think of a hospice you think of death and despair, not like all the joy we have in here.”

It costs £3 million per year to run and maintain the hospice, and the charitable organisation have felt the impact of the recession. Sharon Crymble, fundraising manager at the hospice, said: “It’s getting hard to raise funds because no one’s got any money at the moment.

“People tend to presume that because we offer a free service, we are funded by the NHS, but we aren’t, and we need people’s support.

“We’ve seen other hospices get their funding cut and struggle badly and are concerned about what the future holds for us too.”

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12:24pm Thu 6 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

It costs three million a year to run a place that does an outstanding service too people which as to be found,while this so called government of ours sends aid to here there and everywhere and funds wars in countries nothing to do with us,bloody disgrace
It costs three million a year to run a place that does an outstanding service too people which as to be found,while this so called government of ours sends aid to here there and everywhere and funds wars in countries nothing to do with us,bloody disgrace juanbbien

2:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

1952 rover says...

Wow he has come out of his shell. e mailed him 3 times got no reply. Thought he had gone in hiding
Wow he has come out of his shell. e mailed him 3 times got no reply. Thought he had gone in hiding 1952 rover

3:44pm Thu 6 Dec 12

MxMave says...

They missed the best quote from the article "I TELL MY SON, WHAT POSITION WILL GRANDMA PLAY WHEN SHE GOES INTO THE HOSPICE", "MOST DEFINATELY, IF THE NURSES FAIL TO GET THE HOSPICE RAISED TO A 3 STAR, THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION PROCESS", "WE WERE LOOKING TO MOVE MRS SMITH TO A DIFFERENT WARD, WE HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS AND SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT 5 WEEKS WE WILL DRAW UP A SHORTLIST OF POSSIBLE WARDS"
They missed the best quote from the article "I TELL MY SON, WHAT POSITION WILL GRANDMA PLAY WHEN SHE GOES INTO THE HOSPICE", "MOST DEFINATELY, IF THE NURSES FAIL TO GET THE HOSPICE RAISED TO A 3 STAR, THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION PROCESS", "WE WERE LOOKING TO MOVE MRS SMITH TO A DIFFERENT WARD, WE HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS AND SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT 5 WEEKS WE WILL DRAW UP A SHORTLIST OF POSSIBLE WARDS" MxMave

3:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

MxMave says...

If you look at the image, it looks like Shebby's feet arnt touching the ground, pretty ironic really.
If you look at the image, it looks like Shebby's feet arnt touching the ground, pretty ironic really. MxMave

2:38pm Fri 7 Dec 12

penrithrover says...

who the f**ck is Slobby Shebby snake doing with our own old folk , we look after our own old folk in our country ,that what makes our country great, Shebby , unlike your own country , popeverty Punjabi`s , all Singh`s are Sikh`s, a province where you do not give two monkeys about the old sick disabled folk ,so Shebby **** off with your propoganda we all know what you are and where you are from.
who the f**ck is Slobby Shebby snake doing with our own old folk , we look after our own old folk in our country ,that what makes our country great, Shebby , unlike your own country , popeverty Punjabi`s , all Singh`s are Sikh`s, a province where you do not give two monkeys about the old sick disabled folk ,so Shebby **** off with your propoganda we all know what you are and where you are from. penrithrover

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