Garcia and Thompson visit Royal Children's Hospital

Melbourne Heart FC midfielders Matt Thompson and Richard Garcia took time out yesterday to visit the Royal Children’s Hospital as part of the club’s support for charity partner Red Kite.

Melbourne Heart FC midfielders Matt Thompson and Richard Garcia took time out yesterday to visit the Royal Children-s Hospital as part of the club-s support for charity partner Redkite, which supports families of children with cancer.

Heart will be welcoming families supported by the national cancer charity to cheer on the Red and White as they take on the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday 6 January.

Heart will also be inviting a selection of children from Redkite to be team mascots and walk on the field with players for the round 15 Hyundai A-League match.

Redkite volunteers will also be attending the game, asking supporters to give generously to assist Redkite in providing essential services to children and young people with cancer and their families from hospital to home.

Garcia and Thompson celebrated the partnership with a visit to the RCH yesterday.

About Redkite

Redkite is a national charity that provides essential support to children and young people with cancer and their families.

Essential financial, emotional and education support is available throughout the entire cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis in hospital, throughout treatment and on the return home.

Receiving no government funding Redkite relies entirely on the generosity of individuals, organisations and sporting and corporate partners to provide families with vital support.

To find out more about Redkite, please visit www.redkite.org.au or call 1800 334 771. If you require support from Redkite please call 1300 722 644 or email support@redkite.org.au.