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A fun-filled way to prepare for a cup giant-killing

The squad sported pyjamas for charity just a day before cup upset

30 January 2019

Introducing a bit of fun into preparations for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against West Ham certainly didn’t do our squad any harm!

Wally and the boys donned pyjamas just a day before causing a cup shock, in support of Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, which is one of the club’s chosen charities this year.

The squad took part in a fun session in their PJs to promote the charity’s upcoming ‘PJ Push’. Princess Alice Hospice are asking people to wear pyjamas to their offices, schools, clubs, pubs and more to raise funds for the hospice. The initiative supports the Care through the night campaign, which highlights its night nurse service and aims to raise £47,000 to ensure nurses can continue to provide care in people’s homes across SW London, Surrey and parts of Middlesex.

Wearing a selection of pyjamas, onesies and charity T-shirts, the team also recruited several Wombles and Louie the gorilla – the Hospice’s designated Cuddler.

Claire Woodward, Senior Partnership Fundraiser at Princess Alice Hospice said: “Wally and the squad are fantastic supporters of the Hospice and we had an immense amount of fun and laughter at the training ground. They could not have done more to throw themselves into the campaign – except perhaps bring back the FA Cup when they once again triumph at Wembley!”

The Princess Alice Hospice PJ Push takes place between 11 and 25 February with people free to choose which date they want to take part in it. For more information, visit the charity’s website.

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