Nottingham Rugby stars Brent Wilson and Sean Romans
spent this afternoon (11th February) at the Queen's
Medical Centre in Nottingham visiting the children's ward and
spending some time with some of the young patients.
Club captain Wilson and scrum half Romans have been patrons of
local charity Parent's Association for Seriously Ill Children
(PASIC) for two years having been moved by the work that the
charity is doing to look after children with life threatening
PASIC provides practical, financial and social support to
children and young people living with cancer, their family and
carers. The two Green and White Kiwis spent a couple of hours
on the ward, chatting and playing with the children and their
families while dishing out presents and sweets.
Wilson commented, "It was great to be able to find some time to
come and pay PASIC another visit and see how they're getting
on. They seem to be developing and building all the time with
a new website being launched and more supporters coming on
"Even being a father myself, I can't imagine what the kids and
their families must go through at times like this. The
support PASIC provides takes some of the strain off everyone's
shoulders and allows them to focus on getting better. It's
remarkable what they do and I'm very proud to be able to lend my
support in any way I can."
The two players got particularly involved in an electronic game
of chess with a young boy, Conall Allsebrook, who was determined to
beat the two visitors.
Romans said, "Conall was certainly up for the game and he's a
good little player! Seriously though, it was nice just to sit
there and do normal things with someone who is experiencing a very
challenging time in their life.
"Being involved with PASIC is something that means a lot to me
personally and I'm very proud to be associated with such a great
cause. There was one young girl in for an outpatient visit
today who we'd seen when we first got involved a couple of years
ago. She was full of energy and looked to be loving life and
that was great to see. That's the effect PASIC can have."
Brent and Sean will be back in action for Nottingham Rugby on
Sunday 16th February when Bristol are the visitors to
Meadow Lane in the Greene King IPA Championship. Tickets are
available by calling the Nottingham Rugby office on 0115
PASIC will be in attendance at the game and will be hoping to
raise funds to continue their work.