Hope House thank STFC for the support at the Peterborough game
Shrewsbury Town have received a message of thanks from Hope House Children's Hospice for offering them the chance to promote the brilliant work they do at last weekend's final home match of the season against Peterborough United.
Lynsey Kilvert, the fundraiser for Shropshire and Powys Hope House Children's Hospices, was delighted that a collection around the stadium before the game raised nearly £800.
Lynsey also took part in the Double or Quits Challenge on the pitch at half time and won a season ticket for next season as well as the £50 prize for Hope House.
The season ticket will be used as the prize for another fund-raising venture when Hope House stage a five-a-side Bubble Football World Cup competition at the Power League pitches next to the stadium on Sunday, June 8.
Two youngsters who both attend the hospice based at Morda, near Oswestry, were among the mascots for the Peterborough game with Fabian Holland and Sam Davies having the chance to lead out the Town team ahead of kick off.
Lynsey said: "Thank you for such a great day on Saturday for Hope House. We really do appreciate your kind hospitality and your support.
"Our mascots had a thoroughly enjoyable time and so did our collection volunteers – it's just a shame the result couldn’t have been different!
"The monies we collected are being counted but I think we are just shy of £800 which is fantastic."
Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's community development manager, added the club are pleased to have developed such a close relationship with Hope House.
He said: "The work Hope House do is absolutely fantastic and we are always delighted to give them a platform to recognise the hard work and dedication which the staff and volunteers put in to offer the parents and children much needed support.
"A very big thank you to everyone who donated on the day and please find any way you can to support this most worthy cause."
Meanwhile, entries are now being taken for the Hope House five-a-side Bubble Football World Cup competiton to be held at the Power League on June 8.
The cost to register a team is £150 plus £150 needs to be pledged in sponsorship. To register visit www.hopehouse.org.uk/events