Young hospice patient meets football star

Wayne Rooney with Jasmine Beedles and her sister Zara
Wayne Rooney with Jasmine Beedles and her sister Zara

A young St Helens hospice patient got to meet Manchester United and England football star Wayne Rooney during a special visit.

Jasmine Beedles, 14, met the famous striker at Claire House Children’s Hospice along with her four-year-old sister Zara.

Jasmine also got to present Rooney with a special bracelet made by Chester-based brand ChloBo to raise awareness of the Wirral hospice’s work.

Claire House is supported by Rooney and his family as the hospice cared for his wife Coleen’s younger sister Rosie before she died from Retts Syndrome in 2013.

The hospice also received part of the ticket sales from the star footballer’s recent testimonial match at Old Trafford.

Claire House provides a variety of services and treatments for children up to the age of 21 suffering from terminal illnesses, with staff supporting them and their families at its headquarters and in their own homes across Merseyside.