Father and daughter combine to boost Hospice

MP Andy Burnham with his daughter
MP Andy Burnham with his daughter

l Andy Burnham swapped the red rose of Labour for a daisy as he lent his support to Leigh Centurions’ bid to raise money and awareness for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

The Leigh MP and Shadow Health Secretary donned a special edition shirt which is being worn by the Centurions in the Good Friday game against Swinton Lions.

The shirt features hundreds of the Hospice’s daisy logo within Leigh’s traditional kit of red and white hoops.

Mr Burnham (pictured above wearing the special shirt with his daughter wearing the ladies’ top) said: “I am really proud to be supporting Wigan and Leigh Hospice by promoting this special match shirt.

“Wigan and Leigh Hospice rely on financial support from the people of Leigh and surrounding areas to continue to help the people in need of pain control and end of life care. Please, please support this endeavour.”

As well as the playing shirt, a ladies leisure shirt has been produced which features the Leigh coat of arms and Hospice logo. The playing shirts are £44.99 while the ladies shirt is £29.99. They can be purchased before the game from Leigh Centurions’ town centre retail outlet Jitterbugz in Railway Road and you can also order your shirt by telephone on 01942 603004. Only a limited number of replicas are being produced so fans are advised to snap up what is set to become a collector’s item. For more details visit www.wlh.org.uk.