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Players Visit New Team Mate Joshua McCormack

10 November 2016

The players paid a visit to their new team mate Joshua McCormack on Thursday.


The five-year-old, who was named as a substitute for Dale’s Checkatrade Trophy match against Hartlepool United, is currently being cared for at a Lancashire hospice.

Rochdale Football Club would like to thank the staff at Derian House Children’s Hospice for their warm welcome and for giving the players and back room staff the opportunity to spend time with Joshua. 

During the visit, Joshua joined the players on a tour of the Hospice so they could learn first-hand about the wonderful facilities they have there. 

It was a real honour and very a humbling experience to spend the morning in Joshua’s company and it was fantastic to be able to raise his spirits during the visit. We continue to send our love and well wishes to Joshua and his family. 

Situated in Chorley, Derian House provides palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West region. The care and support they provide costs in excess of £3.75 million a year, with less than 9-percent of the funding coming from central government. Click HERE learn more about how to donate or fundraise. 




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