BURTON Albion manager Nigel Clough and his first team squad have paid a pre-Christmas visit to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital.
The Albion boss, his backroom staff and players dropped in to wish patients and staff a merry Christmas and were joined by club mascot Billy Brewer. The management and players handed out Christmas gifts, signed autographs and posed for pictures on the wards.
Nigel Clough said: “It was a pleasure to visit the hospital and to wish the patients well in the run up to Christmas. It also gave us a chance to meet the hospital staff and thank them for all their hard work.”
Burton Albion Community Trust organises the visit to the hospital each Christmas.
Andy Taylor, BACT chief executive, said: “The players are always delighted to visit the hospital, especially at this time of the year and always receive a warm welcome from patients and staff alike. We as a trust work with the hospital throughout the year and this visit is just part of our partnership.”
Deb Price, Associate to the Medical Director at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Nigel Clough came last year just after returning as Burton Albion manager and it was great to see him, his staff and the Burton Albion players again this Christmas.
“The visit was appreciated by staff and patients and we would like to wish Burton Albion every success for the rest of the season.”