Hammers don red to score hat trick for kids’ hospice

THE Hammers are putting on new, bright red shirts on Friday to kick off a one-day campaign to raise cash for London’s first children’s hospice. The West Ham players are teaming up’ with Richard House and inviting the public to wear something red for the day to raise cash to keep the hospice in Beckton going

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THE Hammers are putting on new, bright red shirts on Friday (February 13) to kick off a one-day campaign to raise cash for London’s first children’s hospice.

The West Ham players were already in practice at Upton Park today.

They are teaming up’ with Richard House and inviting the public to wear something red for the day.

It’s to raise awareness of the hospice in Beckton and the need for cash to keep it going.

The red squad’ are also asking for minimum �2 donations to help score three times last year’s �10,000 goal. This year’s net’ target is �35,000, which is the annual salary of a specialty nurse.

The services at Richard House are free and provide vital care to 150 children and their families every year from all over East London as well as south-east, north and central London and Essex.

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The youngsters have life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, which mean they are not expected to live until adulthood.

Richard House relies on voluntary donations. More details on 020-7511 0222.

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