Oxford United Manager Karl Robinson took time out of his busy schedule to visit Helen and Douglas House yesterday to meet staff and find out more about the amazing work that the first ever Children’s Hospice do.
Helen and Douglas House celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and it’s a cause which Karl has taken to his heart, becoming an Ambassador and urging fans to help celebrate the anniversary of a great charity that is right at the heart of Oxford.
“I think people know Helen and Douglas House; maybe they talk to people who they have helped or see the shops around Oxfordshire, but I wanted to go along and talk to the staff and see what happens day to day. I was amazed. You step through into the peaceful gardens and you immediately get this feeling of people working together and making this place full of love and support for the families they help.
“I spent a couple of hours talking to everyone and came away determined to help as much as I can, especially in the anniversary year. We’ll have a collection at a home game to raise funds, we have plans for player visits to meet the families, we will help with events to raise awareness. There will be a skydive, which staff have volunteered for and I will happily watch! But we want fans to get involved too and be part of it.
“Those plans will be formalised over the next week or two but let’s start now and see if our brilliant fans can join in and help us help Helen and Douglas House.”