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COMMUNITY: O's Scholars make Hospice Visit

14 February 2018

Members of the Leyton Orient Youth Team made a visit to St. Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.

Founded in 1905, St. Joseph's Hospice specialises in treating people with serious, life-limiting illnesses that cannot be cured and provide palliative care for over 2,000 patients from the East End every year.

The visit, overseen by Leyton Orient Academy Manager Lewis Spencer, saw the Scholars make arts and crafts with the patients and pose for photographs.

Speaking on the visit, Spencer said: "This is one of the first opportunities for the Scholars to come out on a hollistic development program, if you like. It's really important to develop our players off the pitch and it's great to see the scholars fully engaged with the patients."

Furthermore, First Year Scholar Charles Clayden stated: "We've met people from different backgrounds with different interests and from different cultures, so it was a good day which I've enjoyed. It's important being one of the local football club's to be engaged in the community, they come and support us and it's a privilege to be in a position where we can help make their day better."

A video from the visit is available to view on the Club's Youtube Channel.


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