Foxes bring festive fun to LOROS

Patients and their families were bowled over on Monday when members of Leicestershire County Cricket Club visited the LOROS Hospice.

Fifteen Foxes players and coaches brought festive fun as they talked with patients in Day Therapy and shared their cricketing stories.

Bowler Gavin Griffiths said: “This is the second year I’ve come down to LOROS at Christmas and it’s a really happy place. It was great chatting to the patients and nurses. Some of them knew a lot about cricket!”

Kenneth Schofield, who is a huge Leicestershire CCC fan and a Day Therapy patient at LOROS, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. I haven’t made it down to Grace Road all year. I’ve missed it so much, so this couldn’t have happened at a better time. My wife won’t believe it!”

Players Arron Lilley, Aadil Ali, Will Davis, Harry Dearden and Head Coach Paul Nixon brought a bat signed by the first XI which will be auctioned off to raise funds for the charity.

Cricket fan Neil Austin, who organised the visit and also volunteers as a driver at LOROS, said: “It was lovely for the players to visit. The club are very supportive of LOROS and have done a few collections for us at the ground.  Making the time to visit at this busy time meant a lot.”