Ipswich Town academy players pay special visit to St Elizabeth Hospice

Ipswich Town academy players joined in the fun at St Elizabeth Hospice's X-change youth group

Ipswich Town academy players joined in the fun at St Elizabeth Hospice's X-change youth group - Credit: Archant

Players from the Ipswich Town FC academy have visited St Elizabeth Hospice to join in its monthly activity group set up for young people supported by the hospice.

The academy players try their hand at indoor archery with members fo the X-Change group

The academy players try their hand at indoor archery with members fo the X-Change group - Credit: Archant

Group-X-Change has been a big hit since it started, giving youngsters the chance to get together and take part in a range of fun activities.

This month it had a sporty theme where they could have a go at sports such as boccia, polybat, table cricket and archery.

Helen Finlinson, young adult care and transition lead, said: “It is a real opportunity for the hospice to connect with the young people who use our services.

“The programme of events we put on enable younger people who need our help, to come along and just be themselves.

The players joined in a range of sports and activities at the X-Change group

The players joined in a range of sports and activities at the X-Change group - Credit: Archant

“They can play sports, and socialise with other people of their own age in a safe and comfortable environment.

“Having the academy players visiting was a real bonus and gave the evening an extra element of fun.”

The Group-X-Change is an activity group set up to support young adults supported by the hospice

The Group-X-Change is an activity group set up to support young adults supported by the hospice - Credit: Archant