Phil Brown and a selection of players pay a visit to the hospital.
Southend United manager Phil Brown and a selection of the Blues players paid a visit to Brockfield House hospital in Wickford yesterday.
The boss and the boys engaged with the patients in activities and Brown called the experience an ‘eye opener’.
“A couple of supporters said their daughter was in there and they asked if the players could come down and speak to them, which we were delighted to do for them,” Phil said.
“It was a real eye opener for me. Dan Bentley, Michael Timlin, David Worrall, Adam Thompson, John White and Jerome Binnom-Williams went down there joining in with the actitivities.
“It is a high security hospital and we had a five-a-side session, and other activities with them.”
And Chief Executive of the Southend United Community and Educational Trust, Dale Spiby, paid thanks to the boss and the players for taking the time to go and see the youngsters.
“It’s great to see the manager and players engaging with young fans at Brockfield House,” he said.
“Visits such as this can really help engage young people and give them a sense of self-worth and increase self-esteem.
“We’re a community-focussed Club and visits such as this are extremely worthwhile and important. A big thank you to Phil and the players for their time.”