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LOCAL TOWN PLAYERS MAKE DONATION TO WEST SUFFOLK HOSPITAL

16 April 2020

Brett, Jack, Liam and Tommy show support for hospital in Bury

A group of Town players have clubbed together to make a donation to My WiSH Charity in Bury St Edmunds as a show of support for West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trusts efforts to fight Covid-19.

Jack Lankester, Brett McGavin, Liam Gibbs and Tommy Smith are the Blues players involved in the initiative.

All four of the young players are 'Bury lads', having grown up in the area and at some stage in their development turned out for the local football team, Bury Town FC.

The money donated from the group will go directly to the hospital and will be used to purchase protective phone cases for doctors and nurses on the frontline.

"Given everything that's going on, we thought about how we might be able to help," Town forward Jack told the Club website.

"My attention was drawn to the local hospital so I messaged Brett, Liam and Tommy knowing they're from Bury as well and they were all on board.

"I contacted the charity and asked if there was anything that our donation could cover and they said they were going to order some phone cases for those working on the frontline. The cases are designed to greatly reduce the risk of infection and they'll be getting just over 100 of them.

"It was just about playing a part and as a group from Bury we were keen to help."

Sue Smith, head of fundraising at My WiSH Charity said: "It is absolutely wonderful how the whole community are pulling together, the players at ITFC have always shown the hospital great support, and this is another way in which they want to play a part.

"We are so grateful to them and by donating we are able to purchase these phone covers which in turn helps our frontline staff, we have been astounded by our local community and how they are wanting to support and I would like to thank Jack, Brett, Liam and Tommy for this extremely kind gesture."

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