Patients and relatives from North Wales hospices will enjoy an unforgettable cup-final experience at Wembley thanks to the generosity of a Wrexham-based recruitment firm.
Gap Personnel, which has its national head office as well as a high-street branch in the town, is funding an all-expenses-paid coach trip to Wembley for Wrexham FC’s historic FA Trophy clash with Grimsby on Sunday, 24th March.
The company is paying for a group of patients and carers from Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, and Hope House Children’s Hospices in Conwy, to travel down to London and watch the match at the world famous 80,000-seater stadium.
Also on the 53-seater coach will be members of several North Wales multi-disability football teams including Wrexham-based Brickfield Rangers, Mochdre Lions and Llandudno, along with players from St Christopher’s School in Wrexham. Support workers and carers will be on board, and the party will be treated to a complementary restaurant meal on the journey back to North Wales.
Tracy Livingstone, director of nursing and patient services at Nightingale House, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Gap Personnel for making this trip possible.
“I’m sure it will be a fantastic day out for all involved.”
Trevor Green, a registered nurse at a residential care service in Colwyn Bay, has helped to organise the trip and will be going along in his capacity as general secretary of gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC.
He said: “All credit must go to gap for coming up with the idea of the trip in the first place, and then offering to fund everything.
“This trip simply couldn’t have happened without the company’s support.”
gap personnel founder and CEO Gary Dewhurst added: “I hope everyone has an incredible day out.
“It would be the icing on the cake if the team brings the cup back to Wrexham!”
(Pictured: John Molyneux, a Nightingale House Hospice patient who is heading to Wembley thanks to Gap Personnel, with Amy Law, a diversional therapist at the hospice.)