Ahead of Man City playing Aston Villa at Villa Park on Wednesday 1st December, Jack Grealish has sent a message to children and families at Acorns Children’s Hospice a charity which is close to his heart
Although he may have changed clubs, what hasn’t changed is Jack Grealish’s strong connection to Acorns Children’s Hospice and his desire to make a difference in the lives of life limited and life threatened children in the West Midlands.
Ahead of his first match back at Villa Park, Grealish sent this message to children and families supported by Acorns:
“I’m looking forward to the game on Wednesday and I hope you are too. I know it’s going to be a different feeling with me returning to Villa Park in a different kit, but I’m looking forward to it.
“At the end of the season, I’ve arranged some tickets for you guys to come up to the Etihad and enjoy a day out at the game, so hopefully see you then.”
Toby Porter, Acorns Chief Executive, said: “This is a phenomenal gesture from Jack and we are so moved that he has decided to offer these tickets to families at Acorns for the return fixture at the end of the season. It will be a memorable day out I’m sure for those that can attend.
“Jack has been to Acorns many times over the years and we are always so struck by the warmth and kindness he shows to children and their families on those visits. Ours is a cause that is obviously still close to his heart and I’m sure we will continue our association long into the future.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.
In the past year the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.