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The Bluebirds Spread Some Christmas Cheer

24 December 2022

Barrow staff and players at Women's Community Matters.

Barrow's staff and players have been busy the past couple of weeks, with several visits into the community delivering gifts and spreading Christmas joy, in association with the Community Foundation.

Children's Ward Christmas Party:

Last week, as part of the Barrow Week of Giving, members of Pete Wild’s squad visited the Children’s Ward at Furness General Hospital to deliver some festive cheer, and attend the kids’ Christmas party.

Paul Farman, Solomon Nwabuokei, Josh Kay and Myles Kenlock brought presents for the youngsters on the ward, fielded questions and gave them some advice on how to become a professional footballer.

Barrow goalkeeper Paul Farman said he loved being part of the visit, and so did Bluebirds mascot, Bluey.

"It was great fun at the Children's Ward Christmas party. The smiles on the kids faces were amazing, I hope our carol singing wasn't too bad!

"Bluey was over the moon to be asked to do the light switch on!"

Risedale at St George's Visit:

Barrow players and staff paid a visit to Risedale at St. George's Nursing Home last Friday afternoon, bearing personalised gifts for the residents.

Personalised Christmas presents for the residents were delivered by Barrow's Tyrell Warren, Jordan Stevens and Adam Temple, as part of the Foundation's 'Buy A Bauble' campaign.

The presents will go to individuals in the home that don't have anybody to get them a gift, or visit them, this Christmas.

Women's Community Matters Visit:

Last Friday, after visiting Risedale Nursing Home, the Barrow players and coaches visited Women's Community Matters on Abbey Road.

Bluebirds assistant manager, Adam Temple was honoured to be part of the visit and emphasised on how important this sort of community outreach is:

"It has been great to spread some festive cheer around town.

"WCM does amazing work in the community and it was lovely to see them to deliver the presents and give something back."

Christmas Phone Calls:

Earlier this week, players Niall Canavan, Connor Brown, Sam Foley, Billy Waters and George Ray all took time out of their busy schedules to make phone calls to some of Barrow's older Season Ticket holders.

One fan commented on how the phone call had made his Christmas and truly made a difference for him.

Bluebirds captain Niall Canavan commented on how the phone calls were the least the lads could do give something back this festive period:

"The phone calls went down fantastically and the lads really enjoyed doing them.

"There was a lot of laughter and stories shared.

"We hope those that received the calls enjoyed it as much as we did."

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