Swindon Town Football Club were honoured to welcome the Prospect Hospice to The County Ground on Monday to present them with a cheque with an incredible £11,128.00 raised for the organisation.
The Prospect Hospice took incredible care of Town great Alan McLoughlin during his final days, ensuring he was comfortable and could remain at home with his family.
They were also a great support to the McLoughlin family during an extremely tough time, and the work done by the Prospect Hospice to support families cannot be overstated.
The Ridge Swindon introduced the ‘Macca Mai Thai’ cocktail, which raised £450.00 for the Prospect Hospice, and the Loathed Strangers Podcast put on a superb charity game that also raised crucial funds.
Additionally, as part of the move to rename The Town End as The Alan McLoughlin Town End, which Imagine Cruising very kindly sponsored, 10 percent of the sponsorship fee from The Alan McLoughlin Town End will go back to the Prospect Hospice each and every year.
Alan McLoughlin was and still is a much-loved member of the Football Club and he is dearly missed every single day.
Alan was cared for greatly by the Prospect Hospice, and we are delighted to have been able to support the crucial and incredibly important work done by the Prospect Hospice.
Megan McLoughlin, Alan’s youngest daughter, was at The County Ground to present the cheque to members of the nursing team who looked after Alan with such great care during his final days.
Sheryl Crouch, Head of Income at Prospect Hospice, said: “What an amazing tribute to Alan, the hospice was proud to care for Alan and his family and clearly he was well loved and admired within the community with supporters donating so generously in his memory.
“To everyone who worked so hard to put together the Charity Shield Memorial match and for everyone at The Ridge Swindon for helping raise an additional £450.00 through the sale of the ‘Macca Mai Thai’ cocktail, thank you. We would also like to thank everyone who made donations in Alan’s memory, you have collectively raised this tremendous amount to ensure the hospice can be there to support other patients and their families when they need us.
"On behalf of everyone at the hospice, thank you all so much, we are only able to deliver our care free of charge to our community because of the generosity of people like you”.