Jonathan Franks, Scott Harrison and Lewis Hawkins called in on a nursing home in the town this week to visit residents and join in on a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Pools trio spent an hour chatting to people and posing for photographs at Queens Meadow Nursing Home before doing some laps of the facility in the name of charity.
Memory Walks take place all over the country allowing people of all ages to unite against dementia by taking part in sponsored walks at a huge range of locations – raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society and raising awareness of the disease.
The Club’s Community Sports Foundation has a long-running link with Queens Meadow through the NCS Programme, with students helping to decorate a special room and design a new garden there.
Last year, Jordan Richards and Ben Dudzinski went along to take part in the Memory Walk so Franks, Harrison and Hawkins were more than happy to literally follow in their footsteps.
“It was great to go along and meet the residents and staff,” said Franks.
“A lot of the people we met were Pools fans who had been going to games for many years so it was brilliant to talk to them about the Club and their memories of watching the team.
“Events like this are perfect to raise awareness so me and the lads were really pleased to be a part of it and hopefully more Memory Walks can be organised both at Queens Meadow and around the town.”